Obituary for Fred Leslie Kruger

Fred Leslie Kruger

Birth Date: Jan. 5th, 1931
Date Passed: Jun. 8th, 2017


Fred Leslie Kruger age 86 of Sparta, MI died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Spectrum Butterworth surrounded by his loving family, a quiet, loving heart stop beating. Fred was born on January 5, 1931 in Ravenna, MI to the late Frank D. & Leta (Conklin) Kruger. He served in the United States Army in 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. He married Carla Marie (Leggett) Kruger on January 26, 1991. He was an avid hunter and trapshooter since his retirement from Steelcase. Fred is survived by his wife of 26 years: Carla M. Kruger of Sparta, 3 Sons: Fred and Karl Kruger both of Tulsa, OK and Brian (Ronda) Abbott of Ravenna. 3 Daughters: Wanita (Roger) Stewart of Tulsa, OK, Penney Chandler and Karen (Roger) Parr both of Tulsa, OK. 10 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. 1 Brother: Frank (Olive) Kruger of Casnovia. 1 Sister: Ila Bromley of Ravenna. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Step Son: Timothy Abbott, 1 Brother: Alvin and 4 Sisters: Orma, Hazel, Gaynel and June. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 12:00pm at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna with Pastor Mark Oswald officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #297 Ravenna. The family will be at the funeral home from 10:00am until time of service to greet friends. Memorials may be directed to: Sparta Hunting & Fishing Club Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511.


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