Sixth Generation


233. Gary Kroese was born on 12 January 1959 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He graduated in 1977 from Adams High School in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. He received a degree in Agriculture from University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska . He started farming at an early age assisting his father and has continued first as a family member then in partnership with his father Ted, and when Ted retired he was given control of the entire operation with his father's continued support.
He was elected to the Norris Public Power Board of Directors in January, 1999.

Gary Kroese and Linda Wendt were married on 12 July 1980 in Immanual Lutheran Church, Louisville, Cass County, Nebraska. They are members of the Pella Reformed Church, Adams, Lancaster County,Nebraska. Linda Wendt was born on 20 July 1958 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She graduated from Murdock High School in Murdock, Cass County, Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Linda is a member of the Pella Reformed Church, Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska .

Gary Kroese and Linda Wendt had the following children:

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Marcus Kroese was born on 28 July 1983 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He graduated from Freeman High School in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. He graduated from Doane College, in Crete, Saline County, Nebraska.

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Laura Kroese.

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Kristin Kroese.