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IN MEMORY OF Eldon Dean Kruger

August 14, 2013

Funeral services were held at Lake Wilson Methodist Church Lake Wilson, MN at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2013 with the Rev. Chris Naig officiating.
1947 - Eldon Dean Kruger - 2013

Eldon Kruger, the son of John E. and Helen (Schneidermann) Kruger, was born on June 11, 1947 in Adrian, Minnesota. He grew up in Ellsborough Township in Murray County, Minnesota. Eldon graduated from Ruthton High School in 1965 and graduated from Canby VoTech with a degree in Auto Mechanics in 1967. Eldon was united in marriage to Lucille DeGrote on February 19, 1966. They moved to California in 1968 where they raised their four daughters. Eldon worked as a mechanic and later started his own business, “Brothers Auto Repair Shop and Parts Store”. He and Lucille later divorced and in 1987 Eldon moved back to southwest Minnesota. He then started farming and ran a trucking business. Eldon married Arlene (Field) Gillette in 1992. After their marriage they lived in the Slayton and Lake Wilson areas. Eldon passed away on Monday, August 5, 2013 at the Avera Mckennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 66. He enjoyed fishing, camping, going to the lake and working in the shop.

Survivors include his wife Arlene Gillette, Lake Wilson, MN; four daughters: Lucinda (Tom) Watry, Long Beach, CA, LaRae (Darrell) Disbrow, Woodstock, MN, Janel (Gerry) Bullerdick, YorbaLinda, CA and MarJean Kruger, Annahiem, CA; step-son Tim Gillette, Sitka, AK; four grandchildren: Noah Disbrow, Jacob Watry, Zachary Watry and Lauren Saylor; two sisters: Karen (Vincent) Strom, Eden Prairie, MN and Teresa (Bob) Heard, Ward, SD; three brothers: Harlan (Yvonne) Kruger, Corvallis, OR, Roger (Donna Black) Kruger, Fremont, CA and Jon (Lora) Kruger, Marshall, MN and sister-in-law, Natalie (Jim) Kruger-Brower, Manteca, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Darla Disbrow; brother Kelvin Kruger and ex-wife Lucille Kruger.

Funeral services were held at Lake Wilson Methodist Church Lake Wilson, MN at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2013 with the Rev. Chris Naig officiating. The organist was Julie Brossard. The pallbearers were Reed Heard, Scott Heard, Roger Kruger, Jon Kruger, David Schneidermann, Glen VanderPoel, Lyle Steenhoven, Leroy Steenhoven and Tim Gillette. Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren. Interment at Hillside Cemetery Lake Wilson, MN. Sign guestbook online at www.totzkefuneralhome.com.


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