Lilly Y. Krohn
Lilly Yuriko Krohn, 95, of Corydon, Ind., died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, with family by her side at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.
She was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Hiroshima, Japan, to the late Matajiro and Mineko Fujimoto Ishigaki.
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls.” A survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan 1945, Lilly overcame many medical complications related to radiation exposure. A true fighter, she proved many in the medical field wrong. On multiple occasions given only months to days to live, she prevailed, living a full and happy life with her family in Laconia, Ind.
Having worked as a typist prior to World War II, she continued her work after the war, eventually becoming a marketing representative for a major newspaper in Hiroshima, Japan, and a model in the advertising department.
In 1953, Lilly was introduced to an American soldier, Lloyd H. Krohn, while he was stationed in Japan. The two later married on Nov. 7, 1955, in Hiroshima, Japan. On Dec. 24, 1961, the two became proud parents of a beautiful baby girl, Carol, while stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. She fully embraced the American way of life and proudly supported her husband through his 28-year military career, retiring as Command Sergeant Major Lloyd H. Krohn. In 1971, the couple purchased a farm in Laconia. In 1988, the couple welcomed their only granddaughter, Kaela, an experience that she never thought she would have. She cherished being a mother and grandma.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Matajiro and Mineko Fujimoto Ishigaki; her husband, Lloyd H. Krohn; and her brother, Yoshio Ishigaki.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol K. Cravens (Dayle) of Laconia; her granddaughter, Kaela M. Orwick; and her sisters, Taeko Ishigaki of Edajima Island, Japan, and Yoko Ishigaki Takeshita (Akira) of Hiroshima.
Celebration of Life: Thursday, Jan. 23, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Kindred Hospice.