Kroker: Victor Edward
April 24, 1943—August 5, 2018
Victor Edward Kroker was born in Cereal April 24, 1943, and died peacefully in his home and into the arms of his Lord August 5, 2018. Vic was the sixth of seven children born to Peter and Leisa Kroker. He was raised on the family farm at Sedalia where Sheldon and Kelly now live. Vic’s schooling was taken at Sedalia and New Brigden. Farming was Vic’s passion, through and through with John Deere green being his favourite colour.
Vic and Marilyn were married July 22, 1961. They resided west of Sedalia on Grandpa Durksen’s farm where they lived their entire married life. Throughout their farming career, they raised cattle and produced grain.
Throughout the years, Vic served on many local boards in the community including the church, the Sedalia Co-op, and the Sedalia community hall. During his time he also was instrumental in the construction of the new Sedalia Full Gospel Church, many renovations on the Sedalia Co-op store, the Sedalia community hall, as well as helping neighbours and friends in the surrounding areas. He enjoyed fixing and remodelling any cast-aways that he believed could be given a second chance – and they worked, much to Marilyn’s chagrin!
Vic was an avid curler for many years, and later in life took up skiing during the winter months. Vic also loved fishing. With his love of fishing came challenges which included fish purposely avoiding his hook. The love of sports was passed down to his family and grandchildren in later years. After slowing down in their farming career, Vic and Marilyn began travelling further away from home: travelling to places such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Sedona, as well as a Caribbean cruise in 2013.
Vic and Marilyn raised two children on their family farm: Sheldon Blaine born in 1962 and Carol Ann born in 1968. Throughout the years, holiday time included family camping trips which were enjoyed by all. This also included their grandchildren as they arrived. Family gatherings with children and grandchildren around the dining table gave much joy. For Vic, his commitment to his family and to his church was top priority.
His gentle spirit and love for God and family was a shining example to all and will be cherished by his wife Marilyn; children Sheldon (Kelly) Kroker and Carol Sczebel (Terry Didychuk); grandchildren Bryan (Lauren) Kroker, Melissa Kroker, Justin (Christal) Sczebel, and Kirsten Sczebel (Justis Lowry); and great-granddaughter Hemsley Ann Sczebel.
He’s also survived by brothers Bill, Henry (Helen) and Walter (Iris); brothers-in-law Cec (Donna) Hundseth and Glen (Ev) Hundseth, Leon (Dianne) Hundseth; sister-in-law Eunice Hundseth; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Vic was predeceased by parents Peter (1982) and Leisa (1999); brothers John (1992) and Jerry (2001); brother-in-law Bill Thornton (2012); sister Hilda (2014); and sister-in-law Lucy Craven (2000).
Funeral Service was held August 10 at the Sedalia Full Gospel Church in Sedalia. Officiating Clergy was Pastor Darrel Durksen. The organist was Doreen Holdsworth. A tribute was given by the grandchildren. Special music was provided by Darrel and Pat Durksen, Carolyn Devereux, and Nils Berg. Hymns were How Great Thou Art and Mansion Over the Hilltop. Pallbearers were Glenn Kroker, Gary Kroker, Ed Thornton, Todd Hundseth, Rod Craven, and Colin Craven.
Following the funeral service, family and friends were invited to a luncheon hosted by the Toth Family and the
Sedalia Community Ladies in the Sedalia Community Hall.
MacLean’s Funeral Home of Oyen in care of arrangements.