Fifth Generation


108. Margaret Kroese40 was born on 28 December 1930 at on the family farm in the Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She graduated in 1948 from Cook High School in Cook, Johnson County, Nebraska. She attended Peru State Teacher College, Peru, Neath County, Nebraska the summer of 1948. Margaret received received a BME degree and a MME degree. She started her teaching career in one room schools in Nebraska and then taught in Iowa, Connecticut, Georgia, Colorado, Illinois, South Dakota and the country of Turkey. She was Recreational Director in Itazuke, Japan from 1954 to 1956.

Margaret Kroese and Homer W. Dejmek were married on 23 March 1958 in the front yard, under the big Elm tree, on the Kroese farm, Cook, Johnson County, Nebraska. Homer W. Dejmek40 was born on 2 October 1930 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He graduated from Gage Park High School in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He completed Pre-Dental education at the University of Illinois and received his D.D.S. from Northwestern Dental School in Chicago, Illinois. He entered the United States Air Force in 1955 and served twenty years at various assignments as Dental Commander at United States Air Force bases in Turkey, Australia and Southeast Asia and Stateside assignments in Texas, Georgia, Colorado, Illinois, South Dakota, Arizona and North Dakota.
Upon retirement in 1975 they purchased a cattle ranch in the Black Hills region of South Dakota and continue to live at that location in retirement and they now live at Newcastle, Weston County, Wyoming in retirement.