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Thomas E. Krueger, 83, of Midland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 16, 2020. He was born on August 8, 1936 to the late Norman and Rosa (Murphy) Krueger. On July 3, 1958 he married Marjorie Marie Phillips.

Thomas served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corp. He worked as a foreman for 4-D Building Supply before going into business for himself at RJ Manufacturing. Thomas loved to bowl and enjoyed many outdoor hobbies such as hunting, fishing, and golfing.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Marge, sons; David Lloyd (Karen) Krueger, James Norman (Tonia) Krueger, daughter; Lisa Dawn (Mike) Krueger-Burgess, grandchildren; Trevor Plamp, Ryan Krueger, Stephanie (Mike) Reynolds, Hunter Musselman, CJ Krueger, (Shyla Card), Carter Musselman, Carsyn Krueger, great-grandchildren; Julien K., Chloe B., Zoey K., Katie K., Alex K., Terry A., Zoey R., Caden R., Jason R., Damien R., brother; Jerry (Lois) Krueger, sister; Betty-Lou Campbe

Thomas is predeceased by his step-sister Norma Steuer, and brother in-law Dale Phillips.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home with Heartland Hospice Chaplain Doug Bassett officiating. Friends may visit with the family at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 4-7 pm and on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of service.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider American Legion Berryhill Post #165 and Heartland Hospice.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Krueger family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Dave Chamberlin

    02 February 2020 2 weeks ago

    Mrs. Krueger and family I am very sorry for your loss .
    I met Mr.Kruger through city softball.
    I was either playing with or against Dave and Jim.
    I really enjoyed when Mr.Kruger would share his old ball stories.Mr.Kruger always had sound advice concerning the ball diamond..
    Mr.Kruger had an outstanding sense of humor for me.
    I wish I had words to ease your family’s heartache .
    I do imagine now that Mr.Kruger has reached the Pearly Gates that an old familiar voice is heard with an old familiar refrain.
    Mr.Skosich saying “Kruegs your up!”

  2. Dave Chamberlin

    02 February 2020 2 weeks ago

    Mrs. Krueger and family I am very sorry for your loss, my sympathies.
    I met Mr.Krueger through city softball,
    playing ball with or against Dave and Jim.
    I always enjoyed when Mr.Kruger shared his memorable ball stories.
    He always had sound advice concerning the game.
    His sense of humor was outstanding!
    I wish I had words to comfort your family at this difficult time.
    However , now that Mr. Kruger has reached the Pearly Gates , I imagine as soon as he entered , he heard a familiar voice.
    Mr.Skosich hollering ”Kruegs your up!”

  3. Kathy Skosich

    20 January 2020 4 weeks ago

    Tom was a friend of my brother Roger. Although I did not know Tom and Marge well, when I visited Roger and Donna, Tom and his sweet wife made me feel that I was their friend too. With Roger and Tom both inside the Pearly Gates, I imagine the jokes and pranks are already livening things up. My condolences to Marge, the family and all of the friends of the Krueger family. May God bless and comfort you all.

  4. Cheryl & Jay Milliman

    20 January 2020 4 weeks ago

    Tom was one of a kind! I will always remember our great times at the State Bowling Tourney! I have a special place in my heart for him and our nickel. Our thoughts & prayers are with Marge and the family.

  5. Frank and Brenda Skosich

    20 January 2020 1 month ago

    So very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I am sure we all have lots of memories of our time with Tom and know that the family will keep him with them through the years of memories and experiences. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. Sheilla Lyons

    19 January 2020 1 month ago

    I want to say how sorry I am to hear of Tom”s passing. My condolences to Margie and her whole family, Love Shirley

  7. Diane Dean

    19 January 2020 1 month ago

    Tom seemed to always have a smile for everyone. Peace be with you, Marge.

  8. Jamie Santanello

    18 January 2020 1 month ago

    To all of you!! I am so so sorry for 💔your loss 🙏. You are in my prayers. I have to say it was a pleasure knowing him 🙏🙏🙏

  9. Pat Hall

    18 January 2020 1 month ago

    So sorry to hear of Toms passing. I enjoyed visiting with him during our Waldo reunions. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Pat Rhoades-Hall (Wontorcik)

  10. Vicki Eden short

    18 January 2020 1 month ago

    So sorry for your loss.

  11. Kathleen Gill

    18 January 2020 1 month ago

    Oh, Marge I am so sorry to hear that Tom passed away. Know that I love you and I am sending prayers your way to you and your family. So sorry for your loss! Love cousin Kathleen Gill

  12. Mark Pierce

    18 January 2020 1 month ago

    I feel fortunate having the chance to have known him. Hard as nails with a heart of gold. He was one hell of a good man and mentor. The world is a lesser place without him.

  13. Bill Pringle

    18 January 2020 1 month ago

    So sorry to hear about Tom. He was a wonderful man. Bill & Nancy Pringle

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