Gerald "Jerry" H. Krockover
Date of Death: January 29, 2020
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Gerald (Jerry) H. Krockover, Professor Emeritus of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science Education at Purdue University, 77, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. He was born on November 12, 1942, in Sioux City, Iowa and was the son of Rose and Marvin Krockover. Jerry graduated from Central High School in Sioux City in 1960.…

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Laurie Van Keppel left a message on February 10, 2020:
I had the pleasure of serving on a Public Schools Foundation committee for several years with Jerry. He was so passionate about education and helping teachers. My deepest sympathy.
Steve Borowski left a message on February 6, 2020:
Hello Chad, Thinking of you and your family, remembering all of the fun we had! My deepest sympathies for the loss of your dad. He certainly was an amazing and respected man, no wonder that you are as well. Wishing you peace and wonderful memories, Steve
Monika Jedrzejek left a message on February 6, 2020:
Shari, Krock, Chad and Missy... I’m so sorry for your loss. I wanted to share some of the warm Purdue memories with Jerry that will stay with me forever and thought I’d share some of the highlights: *coming over for laundry and grateful for a shared home cooked meal. *Jerry helping us fill out IL and IN taxes ( he made it look so easy! Although, Still not sure if we will be audited but he said he was not liable ;) *Our laughs of me making pierogi in the kitchen and Erika coming in like she spent the whole day with me, when I was beat red slaving over the kitchen *Jerry and Shari visiting us at Owen hall for dorm dinners and giving us college advice *Erika and I deciding on Spring Break trip to Panama City ( not Panama, the country)...laughing at that one for years ... *watching CSI and Shari falling asleep on the couch while Jerry was watching away. I’m very grateful and blessed to have known Jerry ... sending you all the love and faith during this time. Love, Monika
Shelly Kennedy left a message on February 5, 2020:
My deepest sympathies to the Krockover Klan for your loss. I’m one of thousands of teachers touched by his phenomenal educational leadership. Proud to have been in KDP with him as an undergrad (BA 93) Even prouder to serve as his graduate assistant from 1998-2000. (MS Science Ed) He not only served as a mentor but also my friend. He looked out for my young family through my graduate program. He helped me gain a publication in a journal and a chapter in a book regarding science education. Forever grateful for the lessons he taught me about how to treat people (from students to the university president ). I also love that he never accepted incomplete or below average work....Mastery learning and integrated instruction before it was “the thing”. He dined with students weekly and never put his loyalty to his Big 10 Alma Mater ahead of his love for Purdue. fly high Hawk1!
Ed Queen left a message on February 4, 2020:
Jerry was my faculty supervisor when I did my elementary school student teaching in 2003. He was one of the kindest men I’ve known, and became a great friend through that experience. I learned a lot from him and I wish his family peace and love as they mourn his loss.
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Jacob Isaacs left a message on February 3, 2020:
Shari, I just heard this afternoon about Jerry's passing. Please accept my family's sincerest condolences. It was a pleasure working with you both every year to help award the Kappa Delta Pi scholarship at Purdue. I wish that I had been able to meet Jerry in person. May God's peace be with you and your family and may you know that you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of the community here at Purdue.
Leslie Taylor left a message on February 3, 2020:
Shari, Mark, Chad and Missy, our thoughts and prayers are with you now. I am praying God's love peace for you all. We will miss him greatly. Shari, I consider both of you my adopted Purdue parents. You were always there. Jerry was so instrumental to my surviving and thriving at Purdue. He helped to guide me around and through several challenges and connected me with people who would help to move me along. He helped so many at Purdue. We are so blessed to have had the opportunity to know him. He was a gift.
Rose Krockover Davis left a message on February 3, 2020:
In our loving memories
Lois M. Campbell left a message on January 31, 2020:
Shari and family- I so loved Dr. K and all the work he did with me and for me throughout my time at Purdue, both as an undergrad and as his Ph.D. student. He worked tirelessly in the name of science ed, but most importantly, really supported teachers. God's love and peace to all of you. Blessings, Dr. Lois M. Campbell
Marilyn Yoder left a message on January 31, 2020:
Shari & Family, I'm so sorry about Jerry's death. I met you and Jerry several years ago when you were seated in front of me and my friends at the Purdue football games. I remember you being loyal Iowa fans when Purdue played Iowa here. I hope you are well. I saw you months ago at a PURA luncheon, and you had just completed treatments for breast cancer. I hope your family memories will help you through this difficult time. May God bless you. Marilyn Yoder
Brandon Hall left a message on January 31, 2020:
Jerry was the KING of Owen Hall! Jerry and Shari together provided decades of warmth, wisdom, and comfort to many hundreds of residents in their time as Faculty Fellows. Weekly dinners with the Krockovers were a consistent highlight in my three years living at Owen Hall. I'll forever be grateful for Jerry's influence in my life and in all the others around him.
Jacquelyn Thomas-Miller left a message on January 31, 2020:
Dear Shari, Mark, Missy, Chad, Kali, Caleb, and Jack, It is so amazing just how many lives Jerry impacted! I had the privilege and honor of being one of those people! He embraced me so warmly four years ago through his humor and kind nature! Jerry's dedication to all things Purdue, especially the Owen Fac Fellow Program is one of the main reasons why I enjoy being a member of the Purdue community. His presence will truly be missed. However, his loving spirit will live on forever in our hearts!! My prayers are with you, during this difficult time!
Nancy Bauman left a message on January 31, 2020:
Dear Shari, Mark, and Chad, I'm sending my sympathy to you at your time of loss. My heart aches for many in Education who will miss Jerry. Be proud of his accomplishments and savor your memories. My love to each of you, Nancy Bauman
Mindy Hart left a message on January 30, 2020:
I'm so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working alongside Jerry while part of the College of Science K-12 Outreach team. He was such a delight to work with - and I am not sure he ever had a bad day. Memories of him will be cherished by all who knew him ! Here's to a life well lived!
Julia Johnson left a message on January 30, 2020:
I had the great honor of being in Dr. Krockover's class in the early 80s, when I worked on my Master's degree in Education. He was not only highly intelligent and creative, he had a wonderful sense of humor. I have thought of him often over the years, always with gratitude for all that I learned from him, and how it benefited my students.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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