April 08 1921 July 28 2019
Colonel Carl W. Kruger April 08, 1921 – July 28, 2019 Share this obituary Sign Guestbook| Memorial Donation On July 28, 2019, Colonel Carl W. Kruger, 98, of Palmyra, went to be with the Lord. Colonel Kruger was the son of Carl Gustave Kruger and Eleanor Tenney of Toms River, New Jersey and he was raised by his loving Grandmother Sophia Kruger and Aunts Amanda and Eleanor Kruger of Los Angeles, California. He was preceded in passing by his wife for sixty years, Frances Daly Kruger, son-in-law Colonel James L. Bryan, and grandson Carl W. Kruger. Colonel Kruger was man without peer, a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He was a professional Officer who served a thirty year career in the Regular Army. He was a combat veteran of World War II and Vietnam, decorated for valor; an intellectual with a Master’s Degree in Business from Stanford University. He was an avid hunter, fisher, and woodworker, but his real joy in life was his role as a devoted husband and loving Father of three. He lived a life that most people only read about. He is survived by his loving children: Colonel Carl M. Kruger and wife Daniela, Amanda K. Bryan, and Colonel Kelly D. Kruger and wife Mary, his devoted eleven grandchildren: Melissa B. Kruger, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick L. Bryan, Katherine G. Kruger, Cassandra D. Bryan, Steven D. Kruger, Amanda K. Carter, Major Carl M. Kruger, Martha L. Kruger, Daniel J. Bryan, Cadet Kelly D. Kruger, and John F. Kruger, and nine Great Grandchildren: Nellie S. Beck, Jaylon Carter, Augustus J. Bryan, Cormac R. Bryan, Cadel W. Bryan, Margaret F. Bryan, Emma M. Kruger, Jacob M. Kruger, and Hudson R. Kruger. We celebrate his memory and fullness of life. We live for this moment, no matter who we are. When this moment arrives we are united with Jesus, who died for us. He understands, he loves, and he prays for us. A graveside funeral will be held at 10:30am on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Beaverdam Baptist Church in Troy. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/donate. SERVICES Graveside Service Friday, August 02, 2019 10:30 AM Beaver Dam Baptist Church 1794 Richmond Road Troy, VIrginia 22974 Get Directions on Google Maps Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Please keep my message private Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Colonel Carl W Kruger April 08 1921 July 28 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Charlottesville, state: Virginia