Fifth Generation


98. Owen Dell Kroese was born on 18 July 1943 in Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He received his elementary education at in Pella country School, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He graduated from Firth High School in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska.. Owen served in the United States Navy. He served in the US Navy as an enlisted man. He continued in the Naval Reserve while studying at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and returned to the US Navy as an officer and served several more years. He received a Electrical Engineering from University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska . Owen enlisted in the United States Navy after graduation from high school, where he served as an enlisted man.  He requested and received and Electrician classification.  He received electrician training in the Navy and served in that capacity on Navy ships.  When he completed his enlistment, he enrolled in the University of Nebraska and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. 

Owen Dell Kroese and Juanita Ellis were married on 29 May 1965 at Charleston Naval Base, in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina. They live in Illinois in 1999 where Owen works as an Electrical Engineer for a mining Company. Juanita Ellis was born on 29 September 1943.

Owen Dell Kroese and Juanita Ellis had the following children:

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John Kroese.

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David Kroese was born on 10 December 1970. He graduated from University of Illinois, in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. with a chemical engineering degree. He is a chemical engineer in the Gencor Corporation. He is enrolled in the Master program at the University of Tennessee.