Sixth Generation


241. Donald James Kroese II was born on 13 March 1951 in Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska. He graduated in 1969 from Springfield - Platteview High School, in Springfield, Sarpy County, Nebraska. He attended Kearney State Teachers College at Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
His current occupation is employed at Wildlife Services, United States Department of Agriculture. .

Donald James Kroese II and Patricia Marie Antoinette Menichetti were married on 23 June 1973 in St Bridgett's Catholic Church, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. They started married life in Bellevue, Sarpy County, Nebraska where Donald Jr. worked at a meat packing plant. Then they purchased and operated Elm wood Meat Processing in Elm wood, Cass County Nebraska. They sold the Elmwood business and moved with their family to Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming in the early 1980's where Donald Jr. worked as a butcher for several years. Donald then applied for the Moffat County Colorado Trapper position with the United States Department of Agriculture at Craig, Moffat County, Colorado. He was hired and the family relocated to Craig, Colorado. His duties as trapper with the Wildlife Services, United States Department of Agriculture consisted of working with the Federal Government and the Sheep Growers Association to control the activity of predators (coyotes, bears and lions) of cattle and sheep in a given area. He has learned to call coyotes vocally. He was pleased to be selected to go to Monomoy Island off Massachusetts to take care of coyotes preying on exotic birds living on the Island.
He was unimpressed with the candidates for County Sheriff and decided to oppose them on the election ballot. The entire Donald and Mary Kroese clan pitched in to help in the campaign. He was unsuccessful and lost by 137 votes but was happy he helped influence change. He takes vacation every year during the hunting season and hires out as a hunting guide. Patricia Marie Antoinette Menichetti, daughter of Ray Menichetti and Delores Fuxa, was born on 29 April 1951 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. She graduated in 1969 from South High School, in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. Her current occupation is a Loan Officer at the First Security Bank, in Craig, Moffat County, Colorado.

Donald James Kroese II and Patricia Marie Antoinette Menichetti had the following children:

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Lynnette Marie Kroese.

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Donald James Kroese III.

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Shelly Kroese.

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Kelly Kroese was born on 4 July 1978 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. She graduated in 1996 in Moffat County High School, Craig, Moffat County, Colorado. She excelled in track and was a State champion runner. Her current occupation is Administrative Assistant in Craig, Moffat County, Colorado at the Colorado State Parks Department. She is an Identical twin of Shelly.