John A. Krueger, age 90, of Cresco, Iowa, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at the Evans Memorial Home in Cresco.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Cresco United Methodist Church, followed by burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery, rural Cresco. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco, and from 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.
John was born March 19, 1927, on the family farm in Albion Township of Howard County to Edward and Zella (Fox) Krueger. He graduated from the Harmony High School in 1945. He married Irene Dempewolf on Oct. 22, 1948, at Zion EUB Church, rural Cresco.
Together John and Irene operated a dairy farm in Albion Township. They also raised hogs and crops in addition to managing their dairy herd. John received recognition as an outstanding dairy farmer, as well as for his efforts in soil conservation. John was a member of the Farm Bureau and volunteered his time with many community organizations.
John was a lifelong member of Zion Church, where he was active as Sunday school teacher, lay leader and served on various church boards. John was an activist in what he believed in, was an avid reader, loved to learn and meet new people, and could make people laugh with his dry sense of humor.
John is survived by his wife, Irene Krueger of Cresco; three daughters: Kathy (Jim Peterson) Welch of Rochester, Nancy (Dan) Dorn of Onalaska, Wis., and Diane (Jeff) Overly of Fort Madison, Iowa; four grandchildren: Paula (Brad Vigesaa) Welch, Will (Jill) Welch, Eric Dorn and Scott Dorn; and six great-grandchildren: Carmen, Emma, Lily, Anni, Jaedyn and Landon. John was preceded in death by his parents and all four of his siblings: Elton, Leo, Wayne and Raymond.
John will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and exemplary church and community leader.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the Evans Home, Howard County Hospice and Pastor Kayla for their support.