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Roy O.J. Krueger

Jan. 15, 1917 - Jan. 14, 2008 WILLMAR -- Roy Otto Jerold Krueger, 90, of Willmar, formerly of Kerkhoven, died Monday at Infinia Healthcare Center in Willmar. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kerkhoven Lutheran Church. Burial will be ...

Jan. 15, 1917 - Jan. 14, 2008

WILLMAR -- Roy Otto Jerold Krueger, 90, of Willmar, formerly of Kerkhoven, died Monday at Infinia Healthcare Center in Willmar.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kerkhoven Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Kerkhoven.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church and for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Kerkhoven.

He was born on Jan. 15, 1917, in Good Thunderto Otto and Mildred (Buckles) Krueger. He lived in Garden City, where he graduated from high school in 1935. Then he attended barber school. He then worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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He married Adeline Wiks on Sept. 1, 1940. They lived for one year in Garden City before moving to Kerkhoven. He barbered with Oscar Nybakke in Kerkhoven. He served in the U.S. Army, in the infantry, during World War II. He was overseas in Germany, France and England. He returned to Kerkhoven and worked for Johnson Machine and Williams Implement before opening up his own barber shop in 1955. He barbered for 60 years. Adeline died in 1994.

He married Anne Kaliher on Aug. 21, 2000, in Willmar. They lived in Willmar.

He was a member of Kerkhoven Lutheran Church, where he served as usher and chairman of the 100th anniversary committee. He was a 60-year member and past commander of the Brendon-Johnson Post 223 in Kerkhoven where he served on the color guard. He was also a member of the Willmar VFW. He was the Mayor of Kerkhoven, baseball manager of the PeeWee league, member of the town baseball team, and had his own bowling team.

He is survived by his second wife; daughter: Viva (and Jerry) Lundberg of Kerkhoven; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his first wife; a daughter: Mary Gabbert in 1986; a son; Jerry Krueger in 2006; four sisters; and a brother.

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