Dr. John Francis Krob, 83, Tipton
Obituaries · February 08, 2013

Dr. John Francis Krob, DVM, 83, of Tipton, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 3, at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 4, at at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tipton, with Fr. Ed Dunn and Fr. David Hitch officiating. Burial was in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be left at

Dr. John Francis Krob was born Sept. 23, 1929, in Johnson County. He was the son of Milo Joseph and Mayme Elizabeth Murphy Krob. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Iowa State University. On Aug. 21, 1951, John was united in marriage to Carolyn Jean Rourke in Oxford. He practiced veterinary medicine at the Tipton Veterinary Clinic for 38 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Tipton Lions, Iowa Veterinary Medical Assoc., Moose Lodge, Tipton Golf & Country Club, past president of IVMA District 21 and a member of Delta Tau Delta.

John is loved and survived by his wife, Carolyn Krob, of Tipton; daughters, Cherrie (Robert) Schmidt of Clarence, Mollie (Kevin) Fisher of Mechanicsville, and Jonie (Philip) Hook of Vermillion, S.D.; sons, Maury (Jan) Krob, Larry Krob and Douglas (Teresa) Krob, all of Tipton; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marilyn (Morrie) Pitlick of Oxford. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gene Krob.

A memorial fund has been established in memory of John.

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