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Elra "Al" Gene Kruger

March 6, 1936 January 9, 2017
Elra "Al" Gene Kruger
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Obituary for Elra "Al" Gene Kruger

Round Lake, MN

Elra “Al” Gene Kruger, age 80, was born on March 6, 1936 in George, IA, the son of George M. Kruger and Trena (Schneiderman) Kruger. He moved with his parents to a farm by Harris, IA where he attended school and graduated from Harris High School.
After graduation Al enlisted in the United States Army, where he served two years. After leaving the army he moved in with his parents who had moved to Little Rock, IA. Al worked for a construction company out of Rock Rapids, IA until his marriage to Delores Christians on November 3, 1959. The following March they moved to a farm by Round Lake, MN where he farmed and also was a Rural Mail Carrier out of Round Lake for many years until his retirement.
Al was an active member of the Indian Lake Baptist Church where he served on various committees. He was a member of the Charles Flentje American Legion Post 461 of Round Lake, MN. Al also taught a gun safety course and helped with the Boy Scouts. He was an active member of the Round Lake Senior Citizens and also attended the Blandin Leadership conference for a week.
Al liked to hunt and fish with his sons in northern Minnesota and also in South Dakota and in area lakes. He enjoyed watching his sons participate in various school activities. Al also played on many softball teams in the area.
He enjoyed living on the farm. Al passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, MN.
Al is survived by his wife of 57 years, Delores and four sons, Jeffrey (Kris) Kruger of Lake Park, IA, Bradley Kruger of Mankato, MN, Todd Kruger of Minneapolis, MN and Curtis (Nicole) Kruger of Olathe, KS; two grandchildren, Christian and Brooklyn; three step-grandchildren, Alexa, Cody and Abby; six great step-grandchildren, Kaylynn, Tristan, Carter, Erik, Chenae and Bentley; one sister, Matilda Bergman; one brother, George Kruger, and two sisters-in-law, Lois Kruger and Irene Kruger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Martin, Kreine, Benjamin, Harvey, Herman and Tom Kruger, and three sisters, Angeline Voss, Helen Deweerdt and Kathryn Kruger.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at Indian Lake Baptist Church, rural Worthington, MN, with Pastor Jonathan Larson officiating. Burial will be in Indian Lake Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and also one hour prior to the service at the church.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Friday

13

Jan

5:00 PM 1/13/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/13/2017 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Saturday

14

Jan

10:00 AM 1/14/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/14/2017 11:00:00 AM
Indian Lake Baptist Church

31141 Roberts Ave.
Worthington, MN 56187

Indian Lake Baptist Church
31141 Roberts Ave. Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Saturday

14

Jan

11:00 AM 1/14/2017 11:00:00 AM
Indian Lake Baptist Church

31141 Roberts Ave.
Worthington, MN 56187

Indian Lake Baptist Church
31141 Roberts Ave. Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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