- Kermit N. Kronholm died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Concord Hospital, after a period of failing health. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his death. Kermit was born May 1, 1936, to Ellery and Mapel (Bickford) Kronholm in Monson.
Kermit grew up in Monson and attended local schools. After graduation from Monson Academy, he joined the U.S. resided in Penacook, N.H., for the past 56 years. Kermit retired as a Chief Warrant Officer after serving in the U.S. Army for 30 years. After retiring from the Army, Kermit worked as a school bus driver for the Merrimack Valley School District. He also worked at Fox's Ace Hardware and operated his own shop, Kerm's Small Engine Repair. Kermit was a member of American Legion Post 116 in Monson. He and his first wife, Sandra, were active in the Boy Scouts of America and he served as a troop leader for many years. Kermit had many hobbies and passions, including spending time at his camp on Monson Pond in Monson, bowling, fishing and hunting. Kermit was an avid sports fan, loyal to the end to the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.
Kermit was predeceased by his parents; and by his first wife of 43 years, Sandra Kronholm, who died in 1999. He is survived by his dear wife of 14 years, Linda (Masson) Kronholm of Penacook, N.H.; his brother, Edward of Phoenix, Ariz.; his son, Jeff Kronholm and his wife, Doreen, of Boscawen, N.H., and their child, Thomas Splett III; his daughter, Amy Lavigne of Franklin, N.H., and Amy's children, Dustin Russell, Andrea Russell and Abby Lavigne; his cousin, Collin Walles and his partner, Joanne Brooke, of Elliottsville; his stepdaughter, Lisa Davenport and her husband, George, and their son, Ben, of Stoddard; his stepson, Michael Wagner of Deering, N.H., and his children, Kyle Wagner and Sara Eblen; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gina and Doug Beach of Landon, N.H.; his dearest friends, Rick and Nancy Kelly and all of their children and grandchildren; and finally the "boys" who came to Maine each summer to go rafting.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, from 4-7 p.m. at Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St., Penacook, N.H. There will be a graveside service for Kermit, with military honors, on Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. at the Hillside Cemetery in his beloved Monson.