Kroeker, Arthur

Arthur John Kroeker

1962 – 2014

Art Kroeker sqArthur John Kroeker, 52 years of the RM of Stanley, passed away accidently on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Art was born on March 16, 1962 to John and Agatha Kroeker. He married the love of his life Lucy Wiebe on December 18, 1982.  Upon confession of his faith, he was baptized in March of 1991.  Art and Lucy lived on the farm where Art was born and raised. Together they created a home that is shared with their two blessings, Brent was born in 1990 and Mark in 1994.  In 1995, Art and Lucy's business opportunity became a reality when they started Art's Drilling Inc.  Owning and operating the business utilized Art’s many talents and skills.  Despite the demands of his business, he found time for many interests such as working with cattle, restoring motorcycles and collecting antiques.  Art’s love for cooking and BBQ’ing extended into a joy of hosting and entertaining friends, family and groups of any size.  Anyone that ever had the pleasure of attending one of the many get-togethers Art and Lucy hosted, were sure to leave with a full stomach and a smile on their face.  In addition to being a husband, father, son, brother, entrepreneur, friend to many, and maintaining a large garden and yard, Art made time to volunteer with 4H, teach Sunday School, held a seat on the church council, CALC National Council, as well as being an active member in both the Antique and Vintage Motorcycle Clubs.

Among the many that will treasure Art’s memory are his wife, Lucy, his sons, Brent and Mark (special friend Terri), mother, Agatha Kroeker, mother in-law Katherine Wiebe, one sister, three sisters in-law, six brothers in-law and their families and many uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and business acquaintances. Art was predeceased by his father John B. Kroeker (1999) and father in-law, Abram P. Wiebe (1992).

Memorial service was held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Access Event Centre, Morden with Pastor Tom Baker officiating.  Interment was prior to the service at Chapel Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Art’s memory to Christ Lutheran Church (155 Gilmour St. Morden).

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements


#1 Doris Lumgair 2014-06-20 10:22
We are so sorry to hear of your great loss .Our deepest sympathy to all of your wonderful family . Doris & Wayne
#2 Ken & Linda Kroeker 2014-06-20 11:55
We are so sorry to hear of Art"s passing and we just want you and your family to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during the very sad and difficult time, with love Ken and Linda.
#3 Larry Dyck 2014-06-20 13:30
I'm very sorry to hear of Art's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you lean on God to see you through this difficult time.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Larry Dyck
#4 Harv + Barb Unrau 2014-06-20 14:30
We are so sorry to hear about Art's passing. Our thought's and prayers are with you and your Family at this very difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy, Harv and Barb
#5 Wes&Angie Reimer 2014-06-20 20:27
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your husband and dad.
We will be praying for peace and rest.
#6 Bonnie Lynn Nikkel 2014-06-20 21:43
So sorry to hear of your loss Lucy, as well as Agatha. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find God's comfort and peace.
#7 Larry Woolley 2014-06-20 22:16
I was surprised to learn of Art's accident, so I am trying to gather a group of riders from the two motorcycle clubs he attended for a group motorcycle ride to the service Sunday evening, he would appreciate this caring on our part.
#8 David & Ruth Wiens 2014-06-21 09:24
Lucy, Brent & Mark
We are saddened to hear of your loss. I have many good memories of Art and how he was a great asset to the construction community. He will be missed. May your family be strengthened with the knowledge that he is with God. You and your family are in our prayers.
David Wiens
#9 Hank and Bertha Klassen 2014-06-21 09:59
Lucy,and family
With deepest condolences on your loss, may God's peace and comfort be with you all, love and prayers!
#10 Clara Kroeker 2014-06-21 16:41
I am so sorry for your lose and especially sorry that I was not able to meet up with the family two weeks ago while I visiting from BC. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
#11 Helene & Art Kroeker 2014-06-21 16:47
We so enjoyed our time with Art, Lucy, Aunt Agatha, and family two summers ago. The joy and fellowship we received while we were together was such a blessing. We know how very deeply Art will be missed and would like to extend our heartfelt condolences. You will be in thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Our hearts grieve with you. Love, Helene & Art.
#12 Betty Kelner 2014-06-21 20:05
My deepest sympathies to you Lucy, and your dear sons. also my sympathies to Agatha and Joan. My prayers are with you.
#13 Ruth Hiebert 2014-06-22 06:51
Sending my sympathies to Lucy and family.I pray that during this difficult time,,you will feel the loving arms of God carry you.
#14 Marilyn McLaren 2014-06-22 07:57
I was so sorry to learn of Art's tragic accident. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Lucy and also with you Agatha.
#15 Alfred Hildebrand 2014-06-22 08:43
I was so sad when I heard of Art's accident. I will always remember the great times we had growing up and working together on the farm. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.
#16 Julie Wieler-Hildebrand 2014-06-22 08:58
My deepest sympathies go out to Aunt Agatha, Lucy and family, Joan and family, and all those affected by this unexpected and tragic loss. I pray for comfort now, and always. May all the good memories always be there to bring peace.
Sincerely, Julie and boys
Collin, Matthew, Ethan
#17 Dave & Brenda Hiebert, Megan & Taylar Duthie 2014-06-22 09:24
Lucy, Brent & Mark
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathies to all of you at this very difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#18 THE SHORES 2014-06-22 23:35
so sorry of your loss.You have many great memoriesThe memories at the service showed thatYour faith will help you through this this
#19 Mark & Cathy Sandercock 2014-06-23 18:50
Lucy & Family
Our Sincere Condolences to you for your Loss.

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