Fifth Generation


106. Dwaine Edgar Kroese was born on 18 December 1927 on the family farm in Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He graduated from Cook High School in Cook, Johnson County, Nebraska. He served in the United States Army during the Korean war and completed a tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Korea. in 1946–1947. Dwaine was a Heavy Equipment Operator and farmer in Southeastern Nebraska. He died on 1 December 1998 at the age of 70 in Cook, Johnson County, Nebraska. He was buried in the Hopewell Cemetery, near Unadilla, Otoe County, Nebraska.

Dwaine Edgar Kroese and Joan Marie Cameron were married on 25 May 1951 . They operated the Coe Kroese family farm for many years after the retirement of his parents and purchased it after their death. They continued to live there in retirement. Joan Marie Cameron was born on 3 February 1930 in Nebraska.

Dwaine Edgar Kroese and Joan Marie Cameron had the following children:

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Connie Marie Kroese.

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Steven Dwaine Kroese.