Celebrates 100 Years

Peter Krosschell will celebrate his 100th birthday on Thursday, Feb. 1. Beside him as he celebrates is his wife of 77 years, Alice, who is 98.
Pete was born in 1918 to Evert and Eva (Vander Voort) Krosschell of Edgerton. He was their second child. His older sister Hattie was about 2 years old when he was born.
The Krosschells eventually had six more daughters and two more sons: Berdena, Jenny, Agnes, Evert, Ellen, Bernice, Madelene, and Jack. Of those siblings, Ellen Wynia and Evert Krosschell still live here locally. His other surviving siblings are Berdena Van Ginkel and Madelene Sharkey.
The Krosschells, like many in the area, were farmers. Pete recalls that first they farmed by Trosky and he attended school there. Then they moved northwest of Edgerton and he had to walk to country school. Later they moved northeast of Edgerton and they farmed only a quarter mile from the school, which was very convenient. Pete graduated from the 8th grade at that school.

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Pete Krosschell holds his wedding photo. Pete will be 100 years old on February 1. He and his wife, Alice (Vos) have been married for 77 years.(photo by Jill Fennema)

Pete with his wife, Alice. They have been married 77 years.

Pete and Alice Krosschell (front) with their children: (by couple from left) Ed and Norma Krosschell, Michael and Vonnie Barber, Cal and Sal Schaap, Jeff and Sandy Hulst, and Denny and Aud Bleyenburg.