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Memorable Manitobans: Erdman Isaac “Ed” Kroeker (1930-2014)

Educator.

Born near Clearwater on 2 February 1930, son of Peter Kroeker and Katherine Unrae, two years later the family moved to a farm near Lowe Farm where he attended grades 1 to 8 at a one-room rural school then completed his secondary education at Lowe Farm School. After attending the Provincial Normal School, he taught successively at Kane School (1949-1950), Winkler School (1950-1952), Pleasant Valley School (1952-1957), and a three-room school at Rosenort (1957-1959). From there he joined the teaching staff of the Assiniboine South School Division where he taught or worked in administration over a period of 24 years while completing BA and BEd degrees at the University of Manitoba. He was Principal of Chapman School (1964-?) and Laidlaw School (1971-1972). He retired in 1985. Married with five sons, he was active in Bethel Mennonite Church. He died at Winnipeg on 8 June 2014 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 2014, page B16.

We thank Jill Paskewitz and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 February 2020

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