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John Kenneth Krueger

October 13, 1935 - May 8, 2024

John Kenneth Krueger Obituary

John K. Krueger, 88 of Mattoon, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at home under the care of Compassus Hospice.

John was born on October 13, 1935, in Mattoon, the son of Kenneth and Arlie (Slater) Krueger.

John served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1953 until 1961.

On April 15, 1955, John was united in marriage to Marva Nagel in Winnebago.

John worked as a design engineer for over 50 years at various companies, such as Motorola, Sperry Flight Systems, and Micro-Rel. When John was in Arizona, he was a Boy Scout leader and a Warrant Officer with the Civil Air Patrol. John enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, camping and flying. He was a lover of all animals and loved feeding and watching them in the backyard. Spending time with his children and grandchildren was John's favorite.

John is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marva; sons, Joel (Marge) Krueger, Jody (Rebecca) Krueger, Jesse (Carol) Krueger and Jon (Lela) Krueger; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and sister, Dawn Kurth.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Arlie Krueger; son, Jeffrey Krueger and brother, Pete Larson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Mattoon.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and messages of support may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.


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Walter and Genevieve Nagel - Parents-in-Law

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John K. Krueger, 88 of Mattoon, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at home under the care of Compassus Hospice.

John was born on October 13, 1935, in Mattoon, the son of Kenneth and Arlie (Slater) Krueger.

John served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1953 until 1961.

On April 15, 1955, John was united in marriage to Marva Nagel in Winnebago.

John worked as a design engineer for over 50 years at various companies, such as Motorola, Sperry Flight Systems, and Micro-Rel. When John was in Arizona, he was a Boy Scout leader and a Warrant Officer with the Civil Air Patrol. John enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, camping and flying. He was a lover of all animals and loved feeding and watching them in the backyard. Spending time with his children and grandchildren was John's favorite.

John is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marva; sons, Joel (Marge) Krueger, Jody (Rebecca) Krueger, Jesse (Carol) Krueger and Jon (Lela) Krueger; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and sister, Dawn Kurth.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Arlie Krueger; son, Jeffrey Krueger and brother, Pete Larson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Mattoon.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and messages of support may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.


Additional Links:

Walter and Genevieve Nagel - Parents-in-Law

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of John Kenneth Krueger hosted by Schmidt Schulta Funeral Home.

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