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Shirley Kroeger

April 25, 1929 — April 7, 2011

Shirley Kroeger

Shirley Kroeger, age 81 of Ellis, passed away Thursday, April 7th in Wichita. She was born April 25, 1929 on her grandpa Schaus's farm in Trego County to Emil and Minnie (Schaus) Massier. She graduated in 1946 from Ellis High School. On September 22, 1949 she married Erwin Kroeger at Christ Lutheran Church in Ellis. Shirley was a homemaker and had worked as a cook at the Ellis Good Samaritan Center and Washington Elementary School. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church where she was the church organist for over forty years. She was also active in the church choir, WELCA, and a Sunday school teacher. She was a past board member of the Bukovina Society and she was Influential getting the Trego County Water District #2 implemented. She is survived by her husband, Erwin of the home; two sons, Michael Kroeger of Russell and Timothy Kroeger of Ellis; two daughters, Julie (Dan) Schoenberger of Wichita and Holly (Brett) Gilbert of McCracken. 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren also survive her.She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Douglas Kroeger in 1973.Funeral services will be 1:30 P.M. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church located 7 miles north of Ellis. Burial will be in the St. John Cemetery. The family invites those who plan to attend funeral services to a luncheon at 11:30 A.M. at the church. Visitation will be Sunday 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. all at Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS. 67637. Monday visitation will be 12:30 - service time at the church.Contributions are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church.











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