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Klaas (Nick) F. KROEKER

Klaas (Nick) F. KROEKER[1]

Male 1916 - 2007  (90 years)

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  • Name Klaas (Nick) F. KROEKER 
    Born 11 Apr 1916  Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 1 Aug 1937 
    Education St. Paul Bible Institute (Crown College)-1943 
    History Klaas Kroeker, the son of Bernard and Katharena (Friesen) Kroeker was born on April 11, 1916, at Jansen, Nebraska. He was raised in Jansen until leaving to attend Moody Bible Institute in 1940, and then to St. Paul Bible Institute (now Crown College), where he graduated in 1943. On June 12, 1941, Nick was united in marriage to Esther Friesen at the Carson Mennonite Brethren Church near Delft, Minnesota. He served his first Pastorate at Stickney, South Dakota from 1943-1945. In 1946, they left for French West Africa (now Mali) as missionaries. They planted churches, opened mission stations and learned languages. In March 1985 they retired to Mountain Lake, Minnesota, where he continued to service his Lord until the end of his earthly life. In Mountain Lake he served with the Lao Christian Fellowship, Awana, Parkwood, Eventide Nursing Home, Good Samaritan Village and the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church. They were members of the Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Meade, Kansas, and were currently attending the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church in Mountain Lake. Nick enjoyed woodworking and fixing old clocks.
    Nick died on Sunday afternoon, March 18, 2007 at Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato, Minnesota.
    Nick is survived by his wife Esther of Mountain Lake; two daughters, Sharon Hauber and husband Clinton of Camp Bell, New York, and Mary Classen and husband Gary of Mountain Lake; seven grandchildren, Timothy Hauber, Esther Hauber, Bart (Randi) Hauber, Wanda Classen, Ken (Jacci) Classen, Gwen (Gary) Martinez, and Laurel (Christian) Schemmel; three great grandchildren, Abigail Hauber, Elisha Hauber and Keegan Classen; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Donnie in 1949, and Kenny in 1957; five brothers, Bernard, John, Henry, Peter and one in infancy; and four sisters, Aganetha, Katharine and two in infancy.
    Memorial Service: 10:30 AM, Thursday, March 22, 2007 at Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church in Mountain Lake
    Visitation: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Bjerum Funeral Home in Mountain Lake
    Interment: Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Cemetery in Mountain Lake

    SSDI states card issued in Illinois before 1951. 
    Occupation Missionary, Pastor 
    Reference Number 141ni 
    Religion Mennonite 
    Social Security Number 333-14-3702 
    Died 18 Mar 2007  Immanuel St. Joseph's—Mayo Health System, Mankato, Nicollet, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 Mar 2007  Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, Mountain Lake, Cottonwood, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23734  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2011 

    Father Bernhard Ott KROEKER,   b. 7 Sep 1880, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1948, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Katharina B. FRIESEN,   b. 16 Jul 1883, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1973, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1903  Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther FRIESEN,   b. 8 Mar 1920, Fairbury, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Jun 1941  Carson Mennonite Brethren Church, Delft, Cottonwood, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Don Phillip KROEKER,   b. 29 Dec 1944,   d. 4 Sep 1949  (Age 4 years)
    +3. Living
     4. Kenneth John KROEKER,   b. 24 Feb 1952,   d. 24 Jan 1957  (Age 4 years)
    Family ID F14498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Apr 1916 - Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jun 1941 - Carson Mennonite Brethren Church, Delft, Cottonwood, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Mar 2007 - Immanuel St. Joseph's—Mayo Health System, Mankato, Nicollet, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Mar 2007 - Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, Mountain Lake, Cottonwood, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Kroeker, Klaas F
    Kroeker, Klaas F

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry (GRANDMA 3.0), (Published by the Genealogy Project Committee of the California Mennonite Historical Society; 4824 East Butler Avenue, Fresno, California 93727-5097; Phone (559) 453-2225).

    2. [S239] United States Federal Census, Cub Creek, Jefferson, Nebraska; Enumeration District #98, Pg. 9A.

    3. [S240] United States Federal Census, Cub Creek, Jefferson, Nebraska; Enumeration District #48-5, Pg. 5B.