Viola Huebert Kroeker - June 09, 2013Viola (Huebert) Kroeker, 93, of Aurora, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Memorial Community Care in Aurora.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, June 13, at the Crossroads Bible Fellowship Church (formerly Calvary) north of the Henderson interchange. Pastor Rod Goertzen will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethesda Cemetery near Henderson. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date.
Viola Marie Kroeker, daughter of Andrew and Maria Sophia (Johanson) Andersen, was born in Oak on March 22, 1920.
She grew up in Marquette and graduated from Marquette High School in 1936. Following her graduation she taught two years in a rural school.
On May 22, 1938, she was united in marriage to Henry Huebert at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kronborg. Following their marriage they farmed near Marquette and later moved to a farm near Henderson. In 1962 they moved back to Marquette where they continued to farm. Henry died on Sept. 15, 1971.
Viola was united in marriage to Jake Kroeker in April of 1972 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kronborg. Jake died in January of 1978.
Viola enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands; son, Orvis; two daughters, Dolores and Doris in their infancy; grandson, Ritchie Petersen; great-great grandchild, Peyton Kula; sisters, Ellen Friesen and Magda Friesen; and son-in-laws, Dell Thomson and Jeff Fulton.
Survivors include her sons, DeVon (Deb) Huebert of Grand Island and Michael Huebert and special friend Lola Schultz of Clay County; daughters, Ramona (Vance) Condon of Silver Creek, Noreen Thomson of Manteca, Calif., Diane Fulton of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Rita (Roger) Petersen of Marquette; step-son, Berdon (Irline) Kroeker of Henderson; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; and sisters, Agnes Houston of Murdock and Margaret Dubas of Central City.