Fifth Generation


110. Ira Jean Kroese was born on 24 December 1939 in Cook, Johnson County, Nebraska. He graduated from Cook High School, in Cook, Johnson County, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska with a BS degree and a commission in the United States Air Force. He received a MS degree from Wichita State University and a JD degree from the University of Houston.
He served in the United States Air Force . He was a pilot and saw action in the Southeast Asia theater of war during the war in Vietnam and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. After completion of his U.S. Air Force commitments he was a Banker and an Attorney in Texas. He is currently living in Seattle, King County, Washington with his partner Marguerite Grimes.

Ira Jean Kroese and Linda Albin were married , they were later divorced. Linda Albin was born in Washington.

Ira Jean Kroese and Linda Albin had the following children:

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Daniel Dean Kroese was born on 15 June 1963 in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska.

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Elizabeth Kroese was born on 28 January 1971 in Houston, Harris County, Texas. She received a BS degree from Baylor University in Texas. She received an MS degree from the University of Oklahoma and employed as a Pharmaceutical Representative in Seattle, King County, Washington.