Ernfred Laverne Kroon, 84, of Rice Lake, died Saturday, May 1, at the Rice Lake Convalescent Center. A memorial mass was held Wednesday, May 5, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rice Lake with Rev. Kevin Gordon officiating.
Cremainal interment was held in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Shawano.
Jarocki Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Rice Lake was in charge of arrangements.
Ernfred Kroon was born January 14, 1915, in Paxton, Ill., to John and Anna (Anderson) Kroon. His marriage to Elizabeth Samson took place on September 27, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., and she preceded him in death. He later married Crystal Crooks on February 1, 1964, in Shawano. She died in June 1997.
He and his wife farmed in Ogema until 1947. They then moved to Shawano where he worked as a technician for Badger Breeders. He retired in 1975 and moved to Rice Lake in 1979. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen (Warren) Kraus of Shreveport, La.; a stepdaughter, Lucille (Gary) Below of Rice Lake; one sister, Esther DeYoung of Shreveport; four grandchildren; four step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and 12 step great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Phyllis, and by brothers and sisters.