Fifth Generation


95. Glen Louis Kroese was born on 25 August 1930 on the family farm in the Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He received his elementary education at the Pella country School, in rural Lancaster County, Nebraska. He graduated in 1947 from Panama High School in Panama, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Glen served in the United States Army of occupation in Germany. He was a member of the Pella Reformed Church, near Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska . He served as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Youth sponsor and choir member. He was in the Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He and his brother Garret established Kroese Brothers Farms and purchased their parents farm along with other land in the area. The partnership operated a grain and hog farm until Garret's early death in 1978, then the partnership was dissolved with each partner getting 320 acres of land.  Dry land farming in SE Nebraska suffered from several drought years during the 1950's and 1960's.  They were one of the first farmers in the area to install  center pivot irrigation systems on their farms.
Glen was a member of the VFW Post 10042, Adams, Gage county, Nebraska . He was a member of the Nebraska Natural Resources Commission in Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska. He died on his farm on 25 October 1999 at the age of 69 in the Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He was buried in the Pella cemetery, Pella, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Glen Louis Kroese and Janet LaRae Hand were married on 6 June 1958 . They were members of the Pella, Reformed Church, Pella, rural Adams, Lancaster County,Nebraska. Janet LaRae Hand, daughter of Fay E. Hand and Alda Chapman, was born on 19 May 1937 in Seward, Seward County, Nebraska. She is a member of in Pella Reformed Church, Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Glen Louis Kroese and Janet LaRae Hand had the following children:

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Infant son Kroese was born on 20 May 1966 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska and died on May 20, 1966  in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska He was buried in the Pella cemetery, Pella, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

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Andrea LaRae Kroese was born on 16 March 1978 in Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington and died on March 16, 1978,in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She was buried in the Pella cemetery, Pella, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska.