Greenville Life Winter 2019 - Page 26

Love Is All Around Wrong roommate, right time S haron and George Kroncke met in Minnesota through his roommate at Saint John’s University – whom Sharon was actually dating at the time. They didn’t really hit it off immediately, Sharon says. In fact, Sharon set George up on several dates before she decided she would date George herself. Short- ly after they started dating, George enlisted in the Navy. The new couple wrote back and forth to one anoth- er while he was serving around the world. He came back to the area for a visit as soon as Sharon started college at the University of Minnesota, and she realized just how much she really cared for him. “Hard to resist a man in uniform,” she quips. She summarizes what followed: “Lots more letter writing later and a couple more leaves, and it was love.” The couple got engaged during the Christmas season of 1963. The college roommate who brought them together during George’s college years served as a groomsman in the Kronckes’ wedding in 1964. George and Sharon went on to raise three children: Rick, George Jr. and Elizabeth. Fifty-four years later the Green- ville couple makes a point to spend quality time with one another and have as many adventures as possible. “Maybe it’s to make up for that long-distance courtship,” Sharon says. D Your Full-Service Real Estate Professionals • Residential • Farm & Ranch • Commercial • Land • New Construction 7801 Jack Finney Blvd. Suite 102 Greenville, TX 75402 903.455.1727 Dennisha Denney Katie Holloway Owner/Broker Lori Howell Realtor Realtor Ron Reed Realtor Mandy Stewart Realtor Seth Tillet Realtor Se Habla Espanol Joanna Arnwine Alma Paulin Realtor Kevin Sawatsky Realtor Realtor Jennifer Samples Stacey Fairweather Realtor Realtor Cheston Henry Realtor Lyndsey Sutton #LoveWhereYouLiveGreenvilleTX 26 Greenville Life WINTER 2019 Realtor