Nelda V. Kroenke

February 19th, 1932June 9th, 2015

Nelda Vanelle (Deterling) Kroenke was born Feb. 19, 1932 on a farm near Schulenburg, Texas to Henry and Clara Deterling. Like most farms of that day, work (like picking cotton!) was still done by hand by the family members.

After high school Nel moved to Houston to work as a teller for Southwestern Bell. She was later transferred to the Wichita, Kansas office. She met Irvin Kroenke in Wichita and they were married on Nov. 30, 1957. They made their home in Boulder, Colorado where they raised their three children.


Nelda is survived by her daughters Cary (Bill) Blalock and Debra (Richard) Neugebauer, and son Paul (Carrie) Kroenke, grandchildren Seve, Nathan, Jesse, Erika, Alexander and Andrew, great grandchildren Karsten, Emil, and baby on the way. She is also survived by her sister Violet, brothers Werner (Thelma), Delmar (Lillian), sister-in-law Vera and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, her parents, her brother Melvin, brother-in-law Wilbert Stelzer, niece Janet, sister-in-law Frances and brother-in-law Rick Johnson.

Memorial contributions may be made in Nelda's name to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church & Pre-School.


A viewing will be held at 9 am on Saturday, June 13th at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Boulder, with the funeral service following at 10 am. 

Interment will be at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder.








Debbie, Cary & Paul. I am sorry for your loss. My memories of your mother and the YMCA swim team and some of the fun times we shared have stuck with me. I happened to be wondering if I could locate Debbie tonight for a letter and I came across this obituary. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. I hope all is well with you and your families, I would love to catch up sometime Debbie, if you have the time. God Bless to you! Your friend, Laurie
Our sincere condolences to the family of Nelda Kroenke. Vicky Kroencke Judish - Boulder, Colorado Gary and Randy Kroencke - Kansas City, Missouri
I'm So sorry for your lose nel was a wonderful person I enjoyed every moment with her I will miss her dearly