Marionette Krogh


Funeral Mass for Marionette Krogh, of Dickinson, will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father William Ruelle celebrating. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Dickinson.

Public Visitation for Marionette will be from 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, with Rosary and Vigil service taking place at 12:30 p.m.

For those attending, please adhere to social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC and ND Department of Health. If you are unable to attend you may view the live webcast of Marionette’s funeral service, please go to Stevenson Funeral Home website, click on Marionette’s photo, select photos and videos. The livestream will be active 15 minutes before the service.

Marionette Mahlmann Krogh was born the daughter of William and Anna (Bischoff) Mahlmann on April 20, 1921 at Fayette in Dunn County, ND. She attended Prospect School #1 and #2 and graduated from Killdeer High School in 1937. After working for the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Office in Manning, she moved to Killdeer where she worked for the Farm Home Administration and the Agricultural Adjustment Administration Offices. In 1943 Marionette moved to Dickinson and worked in the office of J. C. Penny. On January 17, 1944 she and Alvin Krogh were married at St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Fayette, ND. They lived on the Mahlmann homestead during their first year of marriage and moved to their own farm in Billings County in April, 1945. Marionette took the teacher’s exam and received her emergency teaching certificate in 1947. While teaching in one room schools in Billings, Dunn, and McKenzie Counties, she earned her teaching degree from Dickinson State College. She taught in North Dakota schools for over 33 years. She and Alvin continued to farm and ranch until 1983 when they moved to Dickinson. They were members of St. Anthony’s Club, LeDancer’s Dance Club; Scandinavian Ethnic Group, and Dickinson Hardanger Sons of Norway Lodge. Although she was not of Norwegian heritage, she became well known for her Norwegian baking including lefse. She and Alvin enjoyed dancing, playing cards, visiting, gardening and growing roses. Family reunions and neighborhood gatherings were common at their home. Many family and friends received her beautiful crocheted spreads, name tags, Christmas ornaments, and baby blankets. Her homemade bread, caramel rolls and donuts were known far and wide. 

Marionette passed away December 24th at Benedict Living Community, Dickinson. She is survived by sons Leslie (Juanita), Woodbridge, VA; Rodney, Fairfield, ND; Anthony, West Fargo, ND; daughter Aljean (Rodney) Remsing, Franktown, CO; Grandchildren Kevin (Deborah) Krogh, Manassas, VA; Eric (Katie) Krogh, Vienna, VA; Tenley (Tom) Sommerfield, Parker, CO; Chad Remsing, Franktown, CO; Kristin Morel, Fairfield, ND; Lance (Vanessa) Krogh, Panhandle, TX; David Krogh, Indianapolis, IN; Erin Krogh, Columbus, OH; Allyson Krogh, Minneapolis, MN; 10 great-grandchildren; a special daughter, Darlene Jelsing Krogh; a special son, John Krogh; 1 sister, Gladys Spelevoy, Bismarck, ND; and many nieces and nephews. 

Marionette was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alvin, one son, Gerald, one daughter, Muriel, a son-in-law Gunvald Neverdal, a daughter-in-law Margaret (Muggs) Narum Krogh and her siblings, Katherine, Elizabeth, Fredrick (Freddy) and two infant siblings William and Martha.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be sent to Trinity Catholic Schools.

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Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory – Dickinson

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