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Memorable Manitobans: Peter James Kroeker (1923-2010)

Click to enlargeMunicipal official.

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Born at Winkler, Manitoba on 21 July 1923, his childhood years were spent in Winkler and later on the family farm near Winkler. He helped with father and brothers to manage the family farm until 1968. During this time, he served three terms as Mayor of Winkler and, in 1965, was President of the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities. In 1968 he returned to school, completing a PhD in cultural anthropology, then took a year of French language training in Belgium followed by four years of service in the Congo. Here he worked on a wide range of agricultural projects. In 1976, he returned to live in Winnipeg, where he worked with Mennonite Brethren Missions and Service. He retired in 1998. He died at Winnipeg on 5 June 2010 and was buried in the Winkler Cemetery.

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Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 2010.

Page revised: 8 June 2010

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