Ehrenfried “Ernie” Kroeger, 89, WaKeeney, died Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney.

He was born Dec. 21, 1928, in Ellis to Louis H. and Minnie Armbruster Kroeger.

He married Delores “Jean” (Bolen) Kroeger on Dec. 29, 1947, in Ellis. She preceded him in death Jan. 24, 2013.

Survivors include three sons, Sandra Schoenberger, Mankato, Wanda Kroeger, WaKeeney, and Raelene Stoecklein, Garden City; a brother, Curtis Kroeger, Florence, Ore.; a sister, Tillie Claycamp, Santa Marie, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Eveleigh.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Church of God, WaKeeney; inurnment in Christ The King Cemetery, WaKeeney.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to TCHS Athletic Department for basketball in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton.

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