Jeanette S. (Schuman) Kroening, age 88 of Upper Mountain Road, Town of Cambria, went home to be with her Lord on May 1, 2013 while at the Niagara Hospice House, Lockport. Born on August 20, 1924 in Wilson, NY, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Gertrude (Beutel) Schuman. Jeanette was the wife of the late Herbert E. Kroening, who entered into rest on January 29, 2001. They were united in marriage on May 27, 1950.
Jeanette was a 1941 graduate of Wilson High School, and the Kelley Business Institute, in 1942. Her employment included The Dobby Foundry, E.I. DuPont Company, and Bell Aircraft Corp. She was very active in the local 4-H Club, winning many trips and awards. Jeanette was also a member of the local Cambria Homemakers, a social member of the Harrison Retirees Travel Club, The Welch Cooperative, and the Dale Association. Jeanette was confirmed on October 5, 1947 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wilson, and presently a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Pekin. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, knitting, playing Bingo and shared great comfort in being with family and friends.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen (Gary) Kemble and Bonnie (Robert) Glenn, both of Lockport; a son, Randy (Rosemary) Kroening of Wilson; eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends; including her faithful companion, Milford C. Scharlau.
Friends may call at the DUBOIS FUNERAL HOME (731-3234), 2436 Niagara Road, (Bergholz) in Wheatfield on Saturday from 7-9 PM and on Sunday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Services will be conducted by the Rev. R.P. Vogeler, on Monday at 10:30 AM in St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Upper Mountain Road in Pekin. Interment will follow in North Ridge Cemetery, Cambria. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew Lutheran Church, or Niagara Hospice.
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