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Harry A. Kroening, 88, of Sanborn, NY, was called to his heavenly home on Monday, May 9, 2016, at his residence under the care of his family and Niagara Hospice. He was born in the Town of Lewiston, on June 6, 1927, the son of the late Elmer and Elsie (Walck) Kroening.
Mr. Kroening owned a dairy farm and was later employed with the Operating Engineers Local 463 for over 30 years, before retiring in 1989. He was an active member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church for the past 83 years, holding several offices. He was an exempt member of the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company. Mr. Kroening built his own home as well as a cabin in the Southern Tier. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, gardening and woodworking.
Mr. Kroening was the husband of 63 years to the late Jeanette (Beutel) Kroening, who died on April 30, 2010. He is survived by his children, Joyce Kroening, Daniel (Lois) Kroening, Carl (Donna) Kroening, Lee (Debra) Kroening, Diane (Michael) Sweet and Donna Kroening; thirteen grandchildren, Alicia (Ryan), Jeremy (Kerry), Justin (Aleasha), Andrew, Matthew, Rachel, Michelle (Thomas), Ashley, Lauren, Jessica, Jennifer, Kristina (Robert) and Joseph; two step-grandchildren, Teresa and Gina (Mario); two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Eli; four step-great-grandchildren, Anthony, Julian, Nico and Jada; one brother, Martin (Shirly) Kroening; two sisters, Hazel (late Alfred) Haseley and Doris (Dennis) DeVantier, and a sister-in-law, June Kroening. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was the father of the late Jean and Lynn Kroening; and brother of the late John, Raymond (late Rose) and Herbert (late Jeanette) Kroening.
His family will be present on Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY. Funeral Services on Friday at 10:30 AM at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 3229 Upper Mountain Road, Pekin, with the Rev. R. Peter Vogeler officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made in his name to St. Andrew Lutheran Church or to Niagara Hospice. Interment in St. Andrew Lutheran Cemetery, Pekin.
Visit rhoneyfuneralhome.com for guest register.
Published on May 10, 2016
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