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Donald 'Don' W. Kruger

April 24, 1928 — November 28, 2015


April 24, 1928
rural Sheldon, Iowa

November 28, 2015
Sheldon, Iowa

10:30 A.M. Wednesday, December 2, 2015
St. Paul Lutheran Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Craig Nissen Officiating

Visitation will be after 2:00pm Tuesday, December 1, 2015
with the family present will be from 5:00 7:00pm
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

Precious Lord, Take My Hand
I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry
Sung by: Clint Badberg

On Eagles Wings
Because He Lives
Organist: Margaret Anderson

Chelley Klatt Amanda Plathe Andrea Kruger
Will Hartman Jeri Kruger Jane and Blake Baker
Alissa Kruger Jennifer Van Beek Lyndsay Seivert
Cami and Josh Oberbroeckling

Adam Kruger Michael Kruger
Daniel Kruger Brian Seivert
Jason Klatt Andy Plathe
Ben Van Beek

St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery
Sheldon, Iowa

After the graveside service relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the:
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa

Donald Wayne Kruger, the son of Alfred and Myrtle (Evans) Kruger, was born on April 24, 1928 on a farm near Sheldon, IA. He attended school near Sheldon and graduated from Sheldon Community High School in 1946. He then attended a year of college at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. Don then started working for the Burt Cooperative Creamery in Burt, IA. On March 5, 1950, Don was united in marriage to Gwen Marlys Mann in Burt, IA; the couple moved to a farm east of Ritter, IA for several years, then moved to a farm northwest of Sheldon, where they farmed and raised livestock until moving into Sheldon in 1997. Don kept busy in his retirement working for Rome Ltd. and PK Pest Control both of Sheldon. Don passed away on November 28, 2015 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, reaching the age of 87 years, 7 months and 4 days.
Don was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon, the church council, Sunday school superintendent; he was on the board of directors for Production Credit Association and REC. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking, playing cards, watching his Iowa Hawkeyes and the Green Bay Packers and his coffee group.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Gwen of 65 years; their three children, Alan (Mary) Kruger of Oelwein, IA; David (Cheryl) Kruger of Ashton, IA; Kathy (Gerry) Seivert of Sheldon, IA; ten grandchildren, Chelley (Jason) Klatt, Amanda (Andy) Plathe, Adam (Andrea) Kruger, Will Hartman, Jane (Blake) Baker, Cami (Josh) Oberbroeckling, Michael (Jeri) Kruger, Daniel (Alissa) Kruger, Jennifer (Ben) Van Beek, Brian (Lyndsay) Seivert; fifteen great-grandchildren, Annie and Abbie Klatt, Isabelle and Jameson Elliott, Jocelyn and Nolan Schwartz, Alyvia, Addilyn and Abrym Plathe, Cale and Lyla Kruger, Charlee and Chandler Kruger, Jeremiah and Jacob Kruger; two brothers and a sister, John and Dolores Kruger of Sheldon; Audrey and Bob Magnuson of Portland, OR; Alfred and Linda Kruger of Sheldon and many relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Myrtle Kruger; a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Marv Horn and an infant sister, Marilyn.
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