May 24, 1934 – Oct. 16, 2016
Ervin Elmin Kroll, 82, of Rosenberg went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 16, 2016. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. To 8:30 p.m., Thursday, October 20, at Garmany & Carden Funeral Home, 1201 4th Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, October 21, at St. John’s UCC, 1513 West St., Rosenberg, TX 77471.
Ervin Kroll was born in Otto, Texas, to Elmin and Clara (Drews) Kroll. He married Marcie Lou Oberhoff in 1956 and were blessed with two children, Susan and John. Ervin graduated from Marlin High School in 1952 and had an associate’s degree from DeVry Institute. He met Marcie, the love of his life, at church camp and they were married in 1956.
Ervin was an entrepreneur with a knack for fixing things, “MacGyver” style. Duct tape, bailing wire and chewing gum were his tools of choice. He started Kroll’s Communications in 1962 which leased and serviced 2 way radios to local law enforcement agencies and also to emergency services. He also sold and serviced Motorola televisions. In 1972 he closed Kroll’s Communications and began Kroll’s Marine.
Ervin “retired” to THE farm in 1986 when Charles, Susan and John took over the boat business. We lovingly called the cows his pets, because he rarely sold any and they all had names.
Church choir and singing were Ervin’s passion. His booming bass voice rang out most every Sunday in the church choir. He sang at First Methodist downtown Houston in both services for over 25 years. He also served his Sunday School class and Men’s Brotherhood as treasurer and song leader.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his two sisters and their spouses, Martha and August T. Dresner and Ruby and Clarence Niemeyer; and his loving wife, Marcie.
He is survived by his children, John Kroll and Susan (Kroll) Euton and her husband, Charles; three grandsons, Charles Euton IV and wife, Breanna, Joshua Euton and wife, Courtenay, and Bryan Euton and wife, Delores; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pall bearers will be Glenn Dresner, Barry Dresner, Jerry Dresner, Sydney Niemeyer, George Lumpkin and Ron Skrabanek.
The family would like to thank Tarecia Hargrove (caregiver), and Elizabeth Williams and her staff at Reliable Oaks/Supreme Memory Care in Needville for their loving care of Ervin over the past year.
Memorial gifts can be made to First United Methodist Church, 1320 Main St., Houston, TX 77002 or “The Endowment” fund at St. John’s UCC, 1513 West St., Rosenberg, TX 77471.
Condolence messages may be written for the family at http://www.garmanycarden.com.