John A. Krueger, age 90
Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:48pm admin
March 19, 1927 —
Feb. 4, 2018
Cresco - John A. Krueger, age 90, of Cresco, Iowa died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at Cresco United Methodist Church, followed by burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery, rural Cresco. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco and on Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of services.
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 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. In addition, they raised hogs and crops. John received recognition as an Outstanding Dairy Farmer, as well as for his efforts in soil conservation. John was a member of 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. He 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 will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and exemplary church and community leader.
John is survived by his wife, Irene Krueger of Cresco; three daughters, Kathy (Jim Peterson) Welch of Rochester, Minn., Nancy (Dan) Dorn of Onalaska, Wis. and Diane (Jeff) Overly of Ft. 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.