Carol Janet Kruger ended her earthly journey on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. She died of natural causes. She was 86 years of age. She was living most recently at Family Roots Eldercare in Plainview, Minnesota, where she had gone to live and be cared for while suffering dementia. The short time she spent there was filled with love and happiness, and children and puppies sitting on her lap, and visits from family. Our family is so glad for her time spent there as she was as happy as we’ve seen her in months.
She was born on June 29, 1934 in Rochester, Minnesota, to Mildred Irene Campion (nee Gillies) and Harold Campion. They were later divorced, and Mildred married Marion Drake whom Carol considered her father. Carol lived her entire life in her beloved city of Rochester, Minnesota. Carol had two siblings. Her sister, Mary Lou Bohlmann, and her brother, David Campion.
Mom and dad raised 4 children. Gunnar (Jayne) Kruger, Jennifer Seisler, Suzanne Kruger (special friend Larry Young, recently deceased), and Peter Kruger (deceased). She has 7 grandchildren, Christopher Kruger (whom she raised), Eric (Sarah Pater) Kruger, Nichole Thompson, Jason Kruger, Drew (Rachel Nguyen) Seisler, Colton Seisler, and Amber (Jordan) Andrist. She has 5 beloved great granddaughters, Alexis, Avery, Leairah, Letty, and Madison.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Bohlmann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Kruger, her brother David Campion, her parents Mildred and Marion Drake, her grandparents, and her special needs son, Peter Kruger.
A funeral has been planned for 10:30 am, Saturday, June 26th, 2021, at The Congregational Church, UCC, in Rochester, Minnesota. Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, June 25th, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home in Rochester, Minnesota, and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Mask will be required for services held at the church. Carol’s cremains were interred at the Congregational Church columbarium at a previous family service due to Covid 19 restrictions.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Kruger family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com