Morden Area Foundation Establishes the Isaac and Dorothy Kroeker Memorial Scholarship Fund
The family of Isaac and Dorothy Kroeker established a scholarship fund with the Morden Area Foundation in loving memory of their parents and grandparents to highlight the values they lived by during their lifetime in Morden.
Isaac Kroeker grew up on a farm south of Morden and went to school at Mountain City. Dorothy Doerksen was raised on a farm south of Niverville. They met through mutual friends in Winnipeg and were married in 1951, taking up residence on Alvey Street in Morden. They lived there in a number of houses renovated/built by Isaac until Dorothy passed away in 2016. Initially employed as a heavy equipment operator at Pembina Mountain Clays strip mining bentonite near Miami, he moved over to Morden Lumber and Fuel in the mid 60’s and eventually became the Plant Manager at Valley Concrete until he retired in.199? Dorothy was an efficient home-maker raising six children, but became very involved in the operations of the Morden Thrift Shop, volunteering there, in various capacities, for over 30 years. They were long time volunteers and recognized for their efforts at the Morden Tabor Home. Both were extensively involved in many aspects of the life of their church, Christian Life Centre. In just one of their many contributions, they completed three volunteer work assignments in Kenya.
Like many of their generation, they were raised during the depression and their education was limited to grade school. Self-sufficiency, thrift, and hard work were the order of the day for much of their working lives but all suffused with love for God and a desire to serve their community; values they lived by and ultimately passed on to their family.
This scholarship fund is created to assist a deserving student in the community pursuing higher education (in any discipline) with a $750 award who has demonstrated tenaciousness in overcoming adversity as well as demonstrated evidence of volunteerism and a willingness to assist others.