WALDEMAR ‘WALLY’ LOUIS KRUEGER

 

from the LCT, Mar. 1, 1984

 

FUNERAL HELD FOR WALLY KRUEGER

   Waldemar Louis Krueger was born in Berwick, ND on Sept. 23rd, 1905. His parents were Gustav Krueger and EmiIie Wendland, and he was the youngest of eight children. He came to MT in 1910 with his family, who homesteaded 1 1,2 miles northwest of Rudyard. Wally attended schools in Rudyard, and then helped farm the home place. After his father died in 1943, Wally and his brother, George, took over the farming operations. They remained on the farm until 1975, when they retired and moved into town. Wally’s health remained good until four months ago. He died Mon. afternoon, Feb. 20th, at the Liberty County Hospital in Chester. He was 78 years old.

   Wally had been a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rudyard, which is now affiliated with St. Paul’s Church in Havre. He was also involved in the Rudyard Senior Citizens. In his early days he enjoyed basketball, fishing and taxidermy work. He was a ‘cowboy by heart’ in the fact that he liked Western clothing, music and rodeos. George and Wally hardly missed a rodeo, and at the same time they liked to explore museums around the state. Neither George nor Wally married, so they became best friends and companions. When George went into the Havre Lutheran Home about 3 years ago, Wally’s dedication continued in that he made the trip from Rudyard to Havre on a daily basis to visit with George. As a hobby Wally enjoyed collecting, cutting, polishing and setting semi-precious stones. He loved to read and had an excellent memory. He could best be described by those who knew him as simply a kind and humble man

   Survivors include 1 brother, George of Havre; I sister, Lydia Langel of Rudyard: and numerous nephews and nieces. Wally was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and by 2 sisters.

   Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 23rd, at the Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester. The Reverend Donald Ryding of Havre officiated. Iris White played the organ and Joe Horel sang “Nearer My God to Thee” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.” Pallbearers included Clarence Wendland, Ross Bait, Clarence Aevermann, Leo Bialek, Donald Hansen and Fred Elling. Graveside services were in the Rudyard Cemetery, after which a coffee hour was held at the home of Albert and Lydia Hansen in Rudyard.

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Cemetery records show him buried in Rudyard Cemetery 22 feb 1984 Plot F Lot 11 Block 7

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