Mark Krotzer, age 42 years old, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Seasons Hospice after a courageous battle with kidney cancer.
Mark was born November 18, 1978 in Waconia, MN to Mark Dale and Deb (Stickney) Krotzer. He graduated from Delano High School and went on to Saint John's University in St. Joseph. Mark met the love of his life, Kristi Thorson, and they were married in Las Vegas on August 26, 1999. Married for 21 years, they made their life in Rochester, MN. They have three beautiful children together: Noel, David, and Owen. Mark was a highly motivated, driven leader, and had a successful career in Sales and Marketing. He got his start at Xerox and finished his career as Director of Regional Sales at Loffler Companies. Mark loved going to Minnesota Vikings games with friends and family. He also enjoyed anything Star Wars, learning about technology, and going on vacations with Kristi and their kids. Mark loved the Lord and was a member of Christ Community Church.
Mark is survived by his loving wife, Kristi; children, Noel, David, and Owen; parents, Mark Dale and Deb; brothers, Jacob (Brenda) and Andrew; mother-in-law, Judy Thorson as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Mark was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Glenn Thorson.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Christ Community Church, 4400 55th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Private family burial will be at Oakwood East Cemetery.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Krotzer family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Rochester, Minnesota 55901
I had the honor and privilege of meeting Mark in Sioux City. He sure was a fantastic guy that will be dearly missed. Deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family.
I wrote something for Mark last weekend and was saddened to hear the news. I thought I'd share it with you nonetheless. Mark was a great guy and an all-around good person. I'm so sorry for your loss.
I’ve heard it said that it’s the journey, not the destination that defines a life
Not the material things or possessions but your friends, your family, your wife
It’s also been said that God will never give you more than you can bear
And that in life anything is possible but it isn’t always fair
There are sayings about working hard and even idle hands
My Dad always says if you want to make God laugh just tell him your future plans
There’s probably an analogy for everything but with unfiltered honesty
Finding one for your current situation is simply eluding me
From my view and for what it’s worth you’ve handled this with poise
Everyone has things they’re dealing with but you minimized your noise
Your personality and your humor never tipped your crappy hand
And I’m sure that wasn’t easy because this isn’t remotely what you planned
So special prayers from me to you and also from mine to yours
I wish you all the very best and all that it ensures
Am so very sorry for your loss, Jake and family. We are keeping you all in our thoughts.
Mark was truly one of my favorite people at Loffler. He always had a positive attitude and something good to say in every situation. He was great at his job and a joy to work alongside. Mark will be missed immensely at Loffler. My condolences to his family and loved ones. May your memories of Mark and his love give you strength during this sorrowful time.
It was my honor to work with Mark Krotzer. He is one of the finest human beings I've had the pleasure to know and love. Loffler Companies was privileged to serve our communities alongside Mark, and we will never be the same without him. The only thing mitigating this pain and sorrow is knowing we will see each other again, walking streets of gold with our Savior and Lord.
In His Love,
John and Sally Hastings