Arthur John Kroeker
1962 – 2014
Arthur 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