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Jesse Bos
March 28, 1994 ~
September 14, 2017
Date of Service: September 22, 2017

Antonette Kober
September 15, 1939 ~
September 14, 2017

Berness Lubbers
December 9, 1932 ~
September 11, 2017

Melody Zajdel
December 16, 1949 ~
September 11, 2017

Robert Jordan
October 7, 1926 ~
September 10, 2017

Sally Newby
October 30, 1967 ~
September 09, 2017

Ian Asay
June 9, 1990 ~
September 08, 2017

John Wallis
September 7, 1987 ~
September 06, 2017


Elfriede Kroos

August 23, 1931 ~ August 11, 2017

Elfriede Margarete Kroos, 85, of Bozeman passed away Friday, August 11, 2017.  Elfriede was born August 23, 1931 in Heilsberg, Ostpreuben, Germany to Hubert and Maria Schenk.

She attended school in Germany, receiving her nursing degree and graduating with honors.  She married Roy Henry Kroos on December 12, 1953 in Steinburg, Germany.  They had a son, Roland, and in March 1955 the family travelled to the United States, making Chapman, Nebraska their new home.  Soon after, they moved to Grand Island, Nebraska and another son, Harry, was born.

Once Elfriede arrived in the U.S., she worked in the healthcare field and as a home health provider.  She enjoyed crocheting, reading, and cooking.  She also loved the outdoors, particularly her flower garden and camping.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Kroos; her parents; and her brother, Roland Schenk.

Survivors include her sons, Roland (Brenda) Kroos and Harry (Diann) Kroos; sisters, Lore Schmidt of Kiel, Germany and Rotraut Volker of Heiligenstedten, Germany; and five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place and services will be announced at Messiah Lutheran Church in Grand Island.

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