He was born on Dec. 15, 1920 to George J and Sara E. (Friesen) Kroeker at Henderson. Carl served for the United States Army Air Corp in WWII, from Aug. 20, 1942 – Nov. 24, 1945. On April 9, 1947, he was united in marriage to Edith E. Thurtell Johnson in Newton, Kan.
Carl was a salesman for AJ Dresden for 28 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he had served as deacon. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Honor Guard, and founding member of the York Drum and Bugle Corp. He was a 56 year member of the Elks Club, where he had served as Chair of the Christmas Charity and was also named the 1986 Elk of the Year. Carl was very active in the community and belonged to the “good guy” club.
He is survived by his sons, Robert (Maureen) Johnson of Peachtree City, Ga. and Larry (special friend Marcia Wallen) Kroeker Sr. of Lincoln; daughter, Carol (Gary) Daake of Omaha; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his wife, parents and eight siblings.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at Metz Chapel with Pastor Lyle K. Schoen officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, York. A lunch will be provided after the interment at the Elks Club in York. Visitation will be from 1 – 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, with the family greeting friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Metz Mortuary. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be directed to the Elks Christmas Charity or York Adopt-A-Pet.