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Peter Krosschell

February 1, 1918 ~ May 1, 2018 (age 100)

Peter E. Krosschell was born on February 1, 1918 to Evert and Eva (VandeVoort) Krosschell in Edgerton, Minnesota.  He was baptized, made profession of faith and remained a life-long member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton.  As a young boy, Pete lived in rural Edgerton and attended a country school through the 8th grade.  Growing up, Pete worked alongside his father and area farmers.

Pete was blessed with a long life of 100+ years, 77 of which were married to his beloved wife, Alice.  Pete and Alice (Vos) were married on January 16, 1941.  Together they made a home in Edgerton, Minnesota where they raised their family centered on a deep faith and devotion to their Lord and Savior – Jesus Christ.

Pete was a hardworking man of many skills.  He worked in a lumber yard, at a Co-op station, and did carpentry work.  Pete is remembered by his loving grandchildren as the shoe repair man.  He owned and operated his own shoe repair service in Edgerton for over 31 years.  Area citizens remember Pete for his 25 years as a dedicated school bus driver.  Pete was also a long time member of the area Edgerton Senior Citizens Society. 

Following retirement, Pete and Alice spent their years together touching the lives of family and friends.  Pete enjoyed volunteer work, fixing puzzles, playing cards, and making crafts.  They enjoyed camping, and for several years Pete and Alice took on the role of Host and Hostess at the Ihlen State Park.  For 15 years they spent their winters living in their camper in Texas enjoying the mild Texas climate.

Pete left this world to enter the heavenly arms of his Father on May 1, 2018.  He reached the blessed age of 100 years and three months.  He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Alice of Edgerton; his five children, Ed (and Norma) Krosschell of Orange City, Iowa; Sal (and Cal) Schhaap of Leota, Minnesota; Vonnie (and Michael) Barber of Muscatine, Iowa; Audrey (and Denny) Bleyenburg of Edgerton, and Sandy (and Jeff) Hulst of Gladbrook, Iowa.  Pete will be greatly missed by his 21 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren; a brother, Evert (and Phyllis) Krosschell, and sisters, Berdina Van Ginkle, Ellen Wynia, and Madeline Sharkey; sisters-in-law Clarice Krosschell and Donna Ten Cate, and many other relatives and friends.  Pete was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons, Reed Warren and Seth Hulst; two great grandchildren, Chloe Krosschell and Alex Roskamp; infant brother, Evert and brother, Jack; sisters, Hattie Donker, Jenny Olthof, Agnes Ruiter, and Bernice Ten Cate.

Blessed and eternal be his memory.


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