1963, Levi H. Kroeker 73, of Lincoln went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. Levi was born to Bernhard and Marie (Harder) Kroeker on Sept. 21, 1938 in Hutchinson, Kan. Most of his childhood years were spent on a farm near Steele City, Neb. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior when he was seven years old. He attended Fairbury Jr. College and then taught three years in country schools. He also attended Grace Bible Institute, graduating in 1963. Levi graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a Bachelors in Science and a Masters in Education as well as a specialty degree in Education Administration. He began his career at Lincoln Christian School in 1964 and retired in 2008. It was his greatest joy to influence the many young lives during his 44 years as teacher and principal. After his retirement he continued to teach Bible class, even up to the day he entered the hospital. Levi and Marlis attended Old Cheney Alliance Church for many years.
He is survived by his beloved wife Marlis; daughters, Ruth Ann (Bryce) Chord, Destrehan, La., Carol (Brian) Hofer, Carpenter, S.D.; four grandchildren, Melissa (Justin) Sonnier, Carmon Chord, Jonathon and Josiah Hofer; brothers, John, Lincoln, Menno (Barb), Dayton, Tenn., Ben (Sharon), Bothell, Wash.
Visitation: From 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, (1-24-12) at Roper & Sons Funeral Care, 4300 ‘O’ Street, Lincoln.
Service: Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, (1-25-12) at Lincoln Christian School.
Family Gathering: Family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Memorials: LCS and Old Cheney Alliance Church.