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Alvin K. KROEKER[1]

Male 1935 - 2017  (82 years)

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  • Name Alvin K. KROEKER 
    Born 8 Jul 1935  Goltry, Alfalfa, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Education Grace Bible Institute 
    History Obituary - Alvin K. Kroeker, 82, of Fairbury, Nebraska passed away December 17, 2017 at Bryan West in Lincoln, NE. He was born July 8, 1935 to John and Tena Kroeker at Goltry, Oklahoma.
    Survivors are his wife Marilyn of Fairbury, children Lynette and husband Waldo Goossen of Omaha, Rosalie Kroeker and husband Vahid Khastou of Seattle, Washington, Alvin Kroeker and wife Sharlyn Kroeker of Fairbury, grandchildren Naomi (Goossen) Becker and husband Stefan, Jeremy and Elijah Goossen, Daniel and Pearl Khastou, Sierra (Kroeker) Taylor and husband Bryce, Keanna, Shavara, Adriana, Ericka, Eliza, Drew, Thaddeus, Leyla Kroeker, brother David and wife Carolyn Kroeker of Lincoln, sisters Tena Dick of Fairbury, and Hulda Kroeker of Omaha.
    Services will be Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at First Mennonite Church – rural Beatrice with Pastor Brett Klingenberg officiating. Memorials will go to Gideon’s International. Burial will be in the Harbine Cemetery. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
    Alvin Kroeker was born in Goltry, Oklahoma, on July 8, 1935 to parents, John and Tena Kroeker in the midst of the great depression. The following year the young family moved to the Fairbury-Jansen area to pursue farming. Three more children, Tena, David, and Hulda, were born to John and Tena in Nebraska. In 1950, when Alvin was 14, his mother died of breast cancer after a prolonged illness. His father married Anna Classen in 1955.
    After completing high school, Alvin worked as a hired hand for local farmers. In 1958 he attended Grace Bible Institute (later Grace University) in Omaha, Nebraska for 1 semester before being called for 1-W (military alternative) service. He completed 2 years of service at the Norristown State Hospital in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
    He met Marilyn Halteman in Pennsylvania at Christmastime in 1959 and they were married on August 5th, 1961. The couple lived near Norristown and Alvin worked as a mechanic for International Harvester farm equipment. They had three children, Lynette, Rosalie and Alvin Hans.
    In 1972 the family moved to Nebraska so Alvin could farm with his father. Alvin continued farming for the rest of his life. In later years Alvin farmed alongside his son and he continued his involvement in the farm until shortly before his death, helping with harvest, driving truckloads of grain to the elevator, and attending area auctions to hunt down machinery parts for farm equipment.
    Alvin and Marilyn were members of the Jansen Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church (later Jansen Bible Church) from 1972 until 2000 where Alvin sang in the choir and served as the song leader for many years. In later years Alvin and Marilyn became members of First Mennonite Church in Beatrice.
    Alvin was interested in music all his life. In addition to his music involvement in church he enjoyed collecting and listening to records, and he fostered a love of music in his children. He also enjoyed ‘tinkering’ with equipment and puzzles. In August, 2017 Alvin got a chance to view the total solar eclipse in Geneva, Nebraska, just a few miles from his home, an experience he thoroughly enjoyed.
    Alvin is survived by his wife, Marilyn Kroeker; children Lynette Goossen (Waldo) of Omaha, Rosalie Kroeker (Vahid Khastou) of Seattle, and Al Kroeker (Sharlyn) of Fairbury; siblings Tena Dick of Fairbury, David Kroeker (Carolyn) of Lincoln, and Hulda Kroeker of Omaha; and 14 grandchildren. 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Reference Number 141al 
    Died 17 Dec 2017  Bryan West Hospital, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 20 Dec 2017  Harbine Cemetery, Harbine, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23540  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family, David's side of the family
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2022 

    Father John F. KROEKER,   b. 2 Sep 1906, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1994, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Katharina P. KROEKER,   b. 30 Oct 1907, Franzthal, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1950, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1934 
    Kroeker, John F.-1906 & Katharina-1907 (~1934)
    Kroeker, John F.-1906 & Katharina-1907 (~1934)
    Family ID F11916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
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    Last Modified 14 Oct 2001 
    Family ID F15946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jul 1935 - Goltry, Alfalfa, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Dec 2017 - Bryan West Hospital, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Dec 2017 - Harbine Cemetery, Harbine, Jefferson, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Kroeker, Alvin K.-1933
    Kroeker, Alvin K.-1933

  • 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. [S241] United States Federal Census, Cub Creek, Jefferson, Nebraska; Enumeration District #48-5, Pg.-1B.