Walter T. Krueger - Lake City
Walter T. Krueger of Lake City died on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at the Lake City Medical Center. He had Parkinson’s disease and his condition worsened over the past two years.
He was born on Aug. 15, 1928, in Truman, and his parents were Bertha (Rosenau) and Paul Krueger. He graduated from St. James High School. He joined the Army Reserve in 1950 and was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1952. He served as a Corporal during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany until 1956.
On Dec. 9, 1967, he married Phyllis (Hinck) at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. They lived in Minneapolis for six years and Walter was employed at Engfer Automotive. They moved to Lake City in 1974 and they established Krueger Auto, a car repair facility, which he operated until 2005.
Walter was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, served on the St. John’s School Board, and was a member of the Phantoms and Chrysler 300 Auto Clubs.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; their three sons, Keith (Yvonne Zhou) of Oakland, Calif., Craig of Rochester, and Chris (Angie Cates) of Minnetonka; four grandchildren, Eva Krueger, Nina Krueger, Martin Krueger and Libby Krueger; a sister, Wilma Rettke; and six nieces and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Harold.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake City, with Reverend Dennis Valleau officiating. Burial will take place at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, with military honors by Lake City American Legion Post 110 and Lake City VFW Post 8729. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com .