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Dennis Dale Kruger

February 22, 1947 November 30, 2015
Dennis Dale Kruger
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Obituary for Dennis Dale Kruger

Worthington, MN


      Dennis (Denny) Dale Kruger, age 68, died on Monday, November 30, 2015, at the Royal C. Johnson Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

      Dennis was born on February 22, 1947, in Sibley, IA, the son of Frederick and Genevieve (Willemssen) Kruger. He grew up in rural Worthington, graduating from Worthington High School in June of 1965. Dennis served as a Sergeant E5 in the United States Air Force from May 20, 1966 to March 3, 1970. He then served in the Air Force Reserve from March 4, 1970 to May 19, 1972 and also served in the Minnesota Army National Guard. Dennis married Naomi Brewer on August 17, 1974, in Worthington. After marriage, they lived in Worthington where he worked for Fritz’s Roofing for 36 years.

      Dennis loved spending time with his grandchildren, gardening, fishing, camping, and had a love of nature and was always ready to lend a helping hand or words of advice.

      Dennis is survived by his wife, Naomi of Worthington, MN; two children, Dawn (Greg) Arens of Sibley, IA and Debra Jacobson of Worthington, MN; three stepchildren, Michael (Shirley) Olson of Worthington, David Olson of Tennessee, and Tony (Jacki) Olson of Tennessee; one sister, Deb (Kent) Rasche of Fairmont, MN; one brother, Lenny (Carol) Kruger of Worthington; 13 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Larry Kruger, and his stepson, Randy Olson.

      Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Galen Smith officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

      Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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