Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 90

No. 90

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Peter James Kroeker (1923-2010)

Click to enlargeMunicipal official.

He served .

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.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 2010.

Page revised: 8 June 2010

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.