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


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.


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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