Marge Croghan
September 10, 1929 - November 1, 2020
Mass will be live streamed on Thursday at 10:30 am at Ohde Funeral Home Facebook Page
Private Immediate Family Only Mass of Christian Burial for 91 year old Marge Croghan of Manning will be held Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church in Manning.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 5 - 7:30 at Sacred Heart Church in Manning.
There will be a rosary at 7:30 PM. Face Masks and Social Distancing are Required at the Church.
Marge died Sunday, November 1, 2020, at Regency Park in Carroll, Iowa.
Ohde Funeral Home in Manning is caring for Marge and her family.


From the 2006 Manning Quasqui history book

Joseph and Margaret Croghan
Charlie, Robert, Mary, Bill, Gin, Dave, Patty, Jodi, Jim, Marge, Jerry, Nancy, Terry, JoAnne, Marc, Trish, Gene

Joseph Croghan, son of William and Helen (Keane) Croghan, was born in Harrison County in 1927. His parents were both born in, and remained lifelong residents of Harrison County, Iowa. Margaret was born in Shelby County in 1929. Her parents were Peter and Catherine (Windeshausen) Schmitz. Peter came from Wiltz, Luxembourg to America in 1902, and settled in Shelby County, Iowa. Catherine was a lifelong resident of Shelby County.

Joseph and Margaret both grew up near Panama, Iowa and graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Panama. They married on December 28, 1948 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Panama, and farmed their first year of married life in the Panama area. In 1950, they moved to a farm south of Manning known as "Long Branch". They purchased 200 acres of land in 1952, and set up a "Grade A dairy operation," selling milk to the Manning Creamery and later to Mid-Am. of Omaha. They are the parents of nine children, who are all graduates of Manning High School.

John married Mary Wieland. They have five children, Kelly, Brian, Shawn, Jason, and Jennifer. Kelly is married to Brenda Martens, and they have three children named Johnathan, MaKayla, and Brandon. Brian is married to Stacie White. They have two daughters, Jessica and Taylor. Shawn is living in Des Moines. Jason is married to Amy Halbur, and Jennifer is married to John White. They have two children, Rachel and Noah. John passed away August 5, 1985. Mary is remarried to Robert Kruse and is a nurse at the Manning Plaza. They live on an acreage near Templeton.

Bill is married to Virginia Wieland. They have three children, Steve, Sherry and Shannon. Steve is married to Rhonda Hinners. They have two children, Britany and William. Sherry is married to Jason Kilby. They have two children, Cassie and Caleb. Shannon is married to Todd Hinners and they have one son Tucker. Bill is a retired police officer, and is presently a deputy sheriff for Carroll County. Virginia works at St. Anthony's Hospital Pharmacy in Carroll and has her own upholstering business. They live on an acreage near Templeton.

Gene is a plumber and lives near Harlan, Iowa.

David is married to Patty Warren. David has one son, Chris and two stepchildren, Kyle and Katie. David is a construction superintendent in the Austin, Texas area, and Patty is an elementary school teacher. They live in Austin, Texas.

Charlie works at Farmland Foods in Denison, Iowa and lives in Manning, Iowa.

Patricia is married to Marc Arp. They have three children, Kyle, Stacy, and Ryan. Kyle is married to Jill Kienast. Marc works for Puck Custom Enterprises, and Patricia works at the Manning Plaza. They live in Manning, Iowa.

JoAnne is married to Terry Halbur. They have three children, Jessica, Amy, and Eric. Amy is married to Roy Moore who is in the U.S. Navy. Terry works as a Director of Construction for Rite-Aid, and JoAnne is a cosmetologist. They live in Laguna Hills, California.

Jerry is married to Nancy Schechinger. They have five children, Justin, Chantel, Megan, Jerad, and Amber. Nancy works as a nurse for St. Anthony's at the Westside Clinic. Jerry and Nancy moved to the Croghan family farm in 1991 where they grow crops and raise hogs for Prestage-Stoecker Farms.

Jim is married to Jody Wessel. Jim, is a computer specialist for Hewlett Packard, and Jody is a teacher for the deaf. They live in St. Charles, Missouri.

Joseph and Margaret built a new home on the farm in 1985 and continued farming until 1991 when they moved into their home in Manning. Joseph passed away December 30, 2001, and Margaret retired from her job of 27 years at the Manning Regional Health Center in December 2003. Margaret is a member of the Sacred Heart Church.


Charlie Croghan MHS 1976


Jim Croghan MHS 1987


Trish Croghan MHS 1978


Jerry Croghan MHS 1982


Back: Mark Jansen, Keith Kerkhoff, John Opperman, Kim Jahn, Kevin Pfannkuch
Middle: Kent Misselhorn, Paul Hargens, Michael Mohr, Rex Sebeniecher
Front: Eugene Stoelk, Eugene Croghan, Daniel Lorenzen

Back: Coach Duane Boersma, Jeff Drees, Michael Foley, Jon Ahrendsen, Dan Arp, Keith Stribe, Jeff Karsten, Coach Gary Molzen, Manager Douglas Hansen
Front: Jim Karsten, Dan Williams, Dave Croghan, Larry Mundt, Gary Graner, David Nelson, Dale "Ernie" Reinke, Jeff Blum

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