OBITUARY: New Haven: Rev. Robert W. Kroening (June 21, 1925 - April 29, 2012)

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Rev. Robert W. Kroening, 86, of New Haven, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the New Haven Care Center.

Robert was born at St. Louis, Missouri June 21, 1925 to the late Henry W. & Jean E. Kroening.

He attended Westminster College at Fulton, Missouri graduated from Washington University School of Law in 1946 with a Juris Doctor degree. In 1997 he was named a Senior Counselor by the Missouri Bar. He practiced law in St. Louis for many years before entering the parish ministry at St. James Evangelical Church in Stony Hill and Ebenezer "Stone" Church near Gerald, Missouri in 1974. He was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1977. He retired from full time ministry in July of 1994.

In his early life he was active in the political field having served as president of the Missouri Federation of Young Republicans and as vice chairman of the National Federation of Young Republicans. He also served at time in Washington, D.C. as Executive Secretary to then U.S. Senator from Missouri, Jame P. Kem.

Rev. Kroening also served on the Board of Trustees of Deaconess Hospital and for 29 years on the Board of Directors of the Evangelical Children's Home. He also served as president of the Hermann Senior Center and for several years as Secretary of the Gasconade County Council on Aging as well as the president of Churchmen of Missouri Conference UCC and the Churchmen of Greater St. Louis, UCC. He also served as a member of the Arch Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, the national governing body of the Fraternity.

Rev. Kroening was a member of the Missouri Athletic Club, Hope Lodge #251 A.F. & A.M. in Washington, Missouri, the Scottish Rite and Moolah Temple in St. Louis, the Buick Club of America, the Antique Automobile Club of America, the Moolah Shrine Antique Car Committee and St. Paul's Evangelical Church in Creve Coeur.

Rev. Kroening was married for many years to the late Patricia B. Kroening and to the late Edna W. Kroening who preceded him in death in 1994. He is survied by a daughter Marjorie Yarborough & husband Jackson of Irving, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son Richard W. Kroening, a daughter Cynthia L. Tillery and a son-in-law David Tillery.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 4th from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Ebenezer Stone Church, Gerald, Missouri, where funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m.

Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Ebenezer Stone Church, St. James Evangelical Church or to the Dean of Development, College of the Ozarks. C/O Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.