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Wednesday February 8th, 2017
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Thursday February 9th, 2017

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Harlan H. Kroeger

Harlan H. Kroeger, 79, of Dannebrog, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at the Hamilton Manor in Aurora. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran - Nysted St. Peder's Church. The Rev. Robert Carlson, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Dannebrog. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul. Mr. Kroeger was born on March 10, 1937, on the family farm southeast of Dannebrog, the son of Harvey and Evelyn (Schimmer) Kroeger. Harlan attended country schools near Dannebrog and was a 1954 graduate of Dannebrog High School. As a young man he served in the Nebraska National Guard for six years. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Wichmann on April 20, 1958, at Worms. The lived their entire married life on a farm south of Dannebrog. It was there that they raised their two children Kurt and Kolette and operated a dairy for over 30 years. Mary Ann died on Jan. 11, 1996. Harlan was united in marriage to LaJean (Dibbern) Muller on Jan. 24, 1998, at Grand Island. Harlan continued to farm for a number of years. He was a member of Faith Lutheran – Nysted St. Peder's Church, the Platt-Duetsche of Grand Island and the Dannebrog Country Club. He enjoyed playing cards in numerous card clubs and at the Danish Baker in Dannebrog. He loved dancing, traveling and golfing in his later years. He is survived by his wife, LaJean of Dannebrog; son and daughter-in-law, Kurt and Kathy Kroeger of Dannebrog; daughter and son-in-law, Kolette and Rev. Robert Carlson, Jr. of Dannebrog; seven grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Darryl and JoAnne Kroeger of Dannebrog; four step-children; eleven step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Mary Ann, he was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.

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LaJean I am so sorry to learn about Harlan. Please know I am thinking of you. A big hug to you. Gloria and Peter Kurbanick.

Gloria Kurbanick Feb 13 2017 5:23 PM

Kurt and Kolette, My sympathies to you and your families. Ruth (Mingus) Jamieson

Ruth Jamieson Feb 9 2017 9:20 PM

LaJean, we are sending our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Harlan is in a better place. Please find comfort knowing we are praying for healing for you and the entire family. He was a wonderful man who brought much happiness to the world. I always remember him with a smile on his face. Larry and Gayalyn

Gayalyn English Feb 8 2017 8:43 PM

LaJean, so sorry to hear about the loss of Harlan, may you find comfort knowing he is at peace. Dawn Slauter

Dawn Feb 8 2017 4:53 PM

LaJean, we are sorry for your loss. May God surround you and your family with comfort at this time of sorrow. Billy, Debbie and Alyssa Stromer

Debra Stromer Feb 8 2017 3:28 PM

I have been in this profession for many years and have known and loved many residents and their families, but Harlan touched me in a way no other had. I think it's that he reminds me of my dad. My dad was a country boy, very routine and set in his ways. He could be ornery and charming and down right silly at times. These are all things I loved about Harlan. I will miss him, but I hope he runs into my dad in heaven...I have a good feeling they will become fast friends. All my love & prayers, Sara Sherman

Sara Sherman Feb 7 2017 5:13 PM