Kroeker, Annie

Annie Kroeker (nee Dyck)

1919 - 2014

kroeker annie sqAnnie Kroeker peacefully went home to be with her Lord on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Salem Personal Care Home in Winkler, Manitoba.  

Mom was born on February 24, 1919 to Aron P. and Lena (Wiebe) Dyck.  She grew up on the farm and being the oldest of 6 children, participated in the various chores on the farm.  Mom attended school in the former Zion School District.  She was saved at the age of 12 when a missionary, Frank Wiens had evangelistic meetings in the MB Church and was baptized at the age of 17.  In her teen years Mom memorized 500 Bible verses in order to go to the Canadian Sunday School Mission Camp at Gimli.  She attended Winkler Bible School for 2 years where she met her husband Jacob S. Kroeker.  Mom and Dad married on April 7, 1944 and were blessed with 6 children. Mom enjoyed music and sang in choirs and a group on special occasions.  


Our mother will be remembered in many ways.  She was a homemaker who worked diligently to feed and clothe her children.  We enjoyed gathering around the kitchen table for food and fellowship.  She was very hospitable and generous. She enjoyed gardening immensely and did it till she was 88 years of age.  When she stepped out of the house to go to the garden, she was positive that the little wren singing knew her and was singing just for her.  Mom was a quiet, gentle soul who was also very determined and resilient in handling what life brought her way.  Her greatest joy was having her family around her.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  We know she kept all of us in her prayers each day. Spending time with her Lord was an important part of her day.


Mom is survived by her children, Harvey and Ann Kroeker of Altona, Florence Kroeker of Winkler, Lois and Volker Johnas of Red Deer, Elsie Kroeker of Brandon, Irvin and Wendy Kroeker of Oak Lake and Joyce Kroeker of Winnipeg, ten grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by a brother, Frank and Susan Dyck of Brandon, sister, Ruth Dyck of Winkler, sister, Lena and John Peters of Winkler and sister-in-law, Evelyn Dyck of Winnipeg.  She was predeceased by her husband Jacob S. Kroeker in 1993, two brothers Henry Dyck and Aaron Dyck, and one sister-in-law Ann Dyck.

Funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Mennonite Brethren Church in Winkler with interment at Winkler Cemetery.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Salem Home for their compassionate care. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Annie’s memory to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements,