Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

July 28, 2020
David Kroff

Obit David KroffDavid Kroff of Tooele, Utah, passed away July 25, 2020, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. 

Dave was born June 12, 1940, in the Clegg family house in Erda, Utah, to Edith Mae Clegg Kroff and Eugene Kroff. He was the second oldest of eight children. As a child he spent time working on the family farm in Erda and helped his father and siblings build their home in Tooele. He attended Tooele High School where he excelled in the backstroke and met the love of his life Michele Colby. Dave went on to attend the University of Utah where after a short break from the military and raising a family he received his bachelor’s degree in business. Dave married his love Michele Colby on Nov. 1, 1963, in Fort Carson, Colorado, where he was serving in the military. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1971. Together they settled in Tooele and raised five amazing kids.

Dave worked for Sperry and later Tooele Army Depot where he retired as a project analyst. There were always new business adventures with his brothers and sister, and he enjoyed being a business owner. Dave loved his time as bishop of the 23rd and 3rd Wards where his talents to connect with youth, serve others, and council with love were well used. Dave retired from the Tooele Volunteer Fire Department with 40 years of service. Later in life he enjoyed his trips with Mom to Hawaii and his yearly trips to the Tetons with his siblings.   

He was a loving father who could fix anything, make anything out of PVC pipe, make a slightly dangerous go cart, and teach us all how to shoot a gun. His tender letters that were left on our pillows assured us that he loved us and understood our struggles and would always be there to support us. As a grandfather and great-grandfather, he was the ultimate tease and constant source of love. He will be greatly missed!

David was proceeded in death by his loving parents, Edith Mae Clegg Kroff and Eugene Kroff, his loving wife Michele Colby Kroff, and son Allen Michael Kroff. He is survived by daughter- in-law Anaise (Allen Michael) Kroff, daughter Kimberlee (Paul) Choate, son Colby Dean Kroff, daughter Angela Kroff, daughter Elizabeth (Eric) Wagner; grandchildren Alita Alex, Angela Kroff, Aaron Kroff, Emilee Choate, Jackson Choate, Sam Choate, Ethan Wagner, Archer Wagner, Ryder Wagner; great-grand-daughter Leina-Marie Alex; brothers Robert (Carol) Kroff, Richard (Julie) Kroff, Paul (Denise) Kroff, Joel (Mariam) Kroff; sister Kathy (Howard) Fait; Jerry (Roxanne) Kroff.

A service will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., at noon. A viewing will be held prior to service from 11 a.m. to noon. Interment will follow at the Toole City Cemetery. In keeping with COVID-19 guidelines, we ask that if attending the services, you wear a mask and practice safe social distancing. A mask will be provided if you do not have one. You may also view a live stream broadcast of the funeral if you prefer not to attend or are unable to attend by going to the link:

The family would like to extend a big thank you and a hug to Michelle and Sharon with Active Hospice. Thank you so much for taking such amazing care of our dad. 


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