US Air Force

John A. Kruger

November 26, 1935 ~ January 7, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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John Kruger Obituary

John A. Kruger, age 87 of Nebr. City passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Morton Place in Nebr. City, NE.

John Alden Kruger was born on November 26, 1935 at Avoca, NE; the son of Ferdinand Lawrence and Vea Vivian (Sugden) Kruger.  He graduated from Nebraska City High School with the Class of 1953.

He was united in marriage to Karen C. Meyer on October 4, 1955 at St. Paul Lutheran Church near Talmage, NE and to this marriage four children were born:  Timothy, Kendall, Shawn and Dawn.  They shared 63 years of their lives together before her passing on September 2, 2018.

On July 13, 1955, John entered the United States Air Force and made the military his career for 27 years.  He retired on February 28, 1981.  During his time in the Air Force, he worked as a Missile System Maintenance Technician, Bomb-Navigation System Mechanic and an Integrated Avionics Superintendent.   He received many medals during his service time.  After retiring from the Air Force, John worked for Lockheed for some 10 years.  He was a member of Calvary Community Church in Nebr. City.

He is survived by his children:  Timothy Kruger (Barbara) of Bellevue, NE, Kendall Kruger (Dawn) of Colorado Springs, CO, Shawn Morse (Steve) of Roswell, GA and Dawn Howard of Albuquerque, NM; six grandchildren:  Carolyn Kruger of Plattsmouth, NE, Timothy Kruger II (Julia) of Bellevue, NE, Aaron Kruger (Tabitha) of Glenwood, IA, Troy Kruger of Colorado Springs, CO, Maddison Kruger of Denver, CO and Patrick Kramme (Brittany) of Omaha, NE; six great-grandchildren:  Harper Kruger, Connor Kramme, Beau Kruger, Skyelynn Kruger, Adeline Kruger and Cal Kramme; siblings:  Ruth Fortney of Richardson, TX, Joyce Hammons of Weeping Water, NE and Karen Brannon of Nehawka, NE; other numerous family members and a host of friends.

In addition to his wife Karen, he was preceded in death by his parents and siblings:  F. Lawrence Kruger II, Roger Kruger, Gary Kruger and Tommy Kruger.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Calvary Community Church in Nebr. City with Rev. Don Moore officiating.  Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebr. City with Military Honors conducted by the Offutt Air Force Base Funeral Honors Guard and the Talmage American Legion Post.

The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday (1/12) at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City.

Memorials may be given to the Missions Ministry at Calvary Community Church in Nebr. City.

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Family to greet friends
January 12, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Funeral Service
January 13, 2023

10:30 AM
Calvary Community Church

Nebraska City, NE 68410


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