Lilly Yuriko Krohn, 95, of Corydon, died Saturday, January 18, 2020, with family by her side at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Indiana.
She was born February 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, Indiana.
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 November 7, 1955 in Hiroshima, Japan. On December 24, 1961 the two became proud parents of a beautiful baby girl, Carol while stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. She fully embraced the American way of life and proudly supporting 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.
There will be a Celebration of Life from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Beanblossom-Cesar funeral Home in Corydon.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Kindred Hospice.
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