Victor Ernest August Krueger
Victor Ernest August Krueger, 85, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Sunday, December 16, 2007, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn. He was born March 3, 1922, in Geise, Minn., to Richard and Martha (Schoenrock) Krueger and moved to Cloquet ...
Victor Ernest August Krueger, 85, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Sunday, December 16, 2007, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn. He was born March 3, 1922, in Geise, Minn., to Richard and Martha (Schoenrock) Krueger and moved to Cloquet in 1951 where he had a hobby farm and did gardening and woodworking. Victor served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was one of the oldest members of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cloquet, and served as the head usher for 11 years. Victor worked as a machine operator for Conwed Corporation/USG for 37-1/2 years and was a life member of the International Paper Workers Union Local #158. He was also a life member of the Hebert-Kennedy VFW Post 3979 of Cloquet and the 12th Armored Division Hell Cats, and attended many reunions. Victor loved spending time at Pine Lake in Finlayson, Minn., caring for his lawn and hunting, but especially spending time with his grandchildren.
Victor was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Violet; and one brother, William Kump.
He is survived by two sons, Dennis (Bonita "Bunny") Krueger and Robert Krueger, both of Duluth; two daughters, Debra (David) Buczynski of Cloquet and Kathleen Krueger of Duluth; one brother, Woodrow (Dixie) Krueger of Oakdale, Minn.; two sisters, Viola (Victor) Hanson of West St. Paul, Minn., and Martha "Mardy" Youngberg of Willow River, Minn.; four grandchildren, Jason Krueger, Azur (Chris) Coleman, Amber Buczynski and Matt Krueger; numerous nieces and nephews; and one anxiously expected great-grandchild.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cloquet, conducted by Pastor Joel Brutlag. Music was provided by Betsy Bond as organist and Judy Vukelich as soloist. Pallbearers were Roger Efram, Gary Brademan, Les Groth, Terry Groth, Roger Youngberg and Bryan Youngberg. The visitation resumed Thursday, Dec. 20, from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral service at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Military honors were presented by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard. Interment services followed at the Solway Township Cemetery.
The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care, Cloquet, (218) 879-3225, to assist them with arrangements. See their online guest book at www.legacy.com .
December 20, 2007
- Cloquet, Minn.