Richard G. Krueger

December 19, 2018

Richard G. Krueger

Aug. 12, 1929-Dec. 14, 2018

Richard G. Krueger, 89, a lifelong resident of Cheyenne County, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at David Place in David City.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dave Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may stop at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel from 1-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, with family present from 4-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rich’s name to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, The Arthritis Foundation in Omaha, or to Adopt–A-Dog Animal Rescue, Inc., in Chappell. You may view Rich’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com.

Richard G. Krueger was born Aug. 12, 1929, at Colton, six miles east of Sidney, in the farmhouse where he would spend most of his life. In the summer of 2013, he moved to Golden Living Assisted Living and Nursing Home, then to David Place in David City in May, 2017.

Rich attended elementary school at District 64 (Colton) through eighth grade, and graduated from Sidney High School at the age of 16 in 1946. As a youngster, Rich and his friends sold concessions at Krueger’s Lake and swept out the dance hall before dances. During his high school years, he did farm work for his dad, Earl, and continued working on the family farm six miles east of Sidney until Earl’s death in 1996. After Earl’s death, Rich continued to manage the farm until moving into town.

Rich married Lila Mae Richardson from Eagleville, Missouri, on Sept. 16, 1950, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney. They raised two children, Tom and Kristi. From 1947-1963, Rich served in the Nebraska National Guard in Sidney, achieving the rank of 1st sergeant. He also did some crop adjusting for a number of years.

Rich enjoyed playing town team basketball in Sunol, and bowling in Sidney. He was a member of the Elks Club and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He thoroughly enjoyed watching college and pro football games, and especially enjoyed Husker football and volleyball games.

Survivors include son, Tom Krueger and wife Char of Lincoln; daughter, Kristi Griffiths and husband Larry of David City; grandchildren, Eric (Melanie) Banks, Desiree (Kendall) Warnock, Sean (Cassie) Krueger, Stacie (Mike) Coatman, Mark Griffiths, Brent (Miranda) Griffiths; brother-in-law Larry (Sandra) Richardson; and six great-grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Lila Krueger; parents, Earl and Gladys Krueger; in-laws, Cleo and Verda Richardson; sister and brother-in-law, Earleen and Dick Smith; and sister-in-law, Neva Armstrong and husband Rex.

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