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Ronald L. Kruger

March 18, 1954 — September 28, 2019


March 18, 1954 ~ Sheldon, Iowa
September 28, 2019 ~ Sheldon, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Friday, October 4, 2019
Calvary Protestant Reformed Church; Hull, Iowa
Pastor Allen Brummel ~ Officiating

will be after 3:00 PM on Thursday, October 3, 2019
with the family present from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

“On Eagle’s Wings”
Sung by Ron’s Nieces and Nephews
No: 55“The Good Shepherd”
No: 32 “Our Need of Devine Help”
Pianist: Kathy Van Maanen

Jason Kruger Darrell Kruger Jr.
Kurt Kruger Caleb Haverdink
Justin Zandstra Tom Bastron
Cody TerMeer Zach Smith
Adam Jorgensen

Private Family Graveside Service
St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa

In lieu of flowers: Memorials may be directed to the
Hull Protestant Reformed School in Hull, Iowa

After today’s 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

Ronald Lee Kruger, the son of John G. and Dolores Mae (Van Meeteren) Kruger, was born March 18, 1954 in Sheldon, Iowa. He was born and raised in Sheldon, Iowa graduating from Sheldon High School in 1972, he went onto attend the University of South Dakota and graduated in 1976, with a BS in Business Administration and a Major in Accounting. He started working at Northwest Iowa Technical College in Sheldon in the Finance Department; he then worked as an accountant for the Village Northwest, Sheldon Farm Services, McLaury Construction in Spencer, Iowa and as the Purchasing Manager for Rosenboom Machine & Tool in Sheldon from 1984 until present. Ron passed away September 28, 2019 at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care in Sheldon, reaching the age of 65 years, 6 months and 10 days.
He was a member of the Calvary Protestant Reformed Church in Hull, Iowa. He enjoyed bowling and following the Iowa Hawkeyes.
He leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Dolores of Sheldon, IA and three brothers, Darrell (Pam) of Harrisburg, SD; Dennis (Lesa) of Sheldon, IA and Todd (Marie) of Sheldon, IA; ten nieces and nephews, Rachel (Adam) Jorgensen, Jason Kruger, Jill (Caleb) Haverdink, Darrell Jr. “DJ” Kruger and (fiancé, Cara McWilliams), Elizabeth (Zach) Smith, Kurt Kruger and (fiancé, Christina Weinacht), Jodi (Thomas) Bastron, Kori (Cody) TerMeer, Jenna (Justin) Zandstra, Kaci Kruger, 15 great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and many special friends.
Ron was proceeded in death by his father, John.

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path
God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
to laugh, to love, to work, or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at close of day.

If my parting has left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,
good friends, good times,
a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
God wanted me now; He set me free.

“To God be the glory forever and ever! Amen”
Galatians 1:5
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, October 3, 2019

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue , Sheldon, IA 51201

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Friday, October 4, 2019

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Calvary Protestant Reformed Church

2011 2nd St, Hull, IA 51239

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St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery Sheldon

1399 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77002

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