John Krueger
John Krueger

John A. Krueger, 90, of Cresco, Iowa, died on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at the Evans Memorial Home in Cresco.

He was born on March 19, 1927, on the family farm in Albion Township of Howard County to Edward and Zella (Fox) Krueger.

He graduated from Harmony High School in 1945.

He married Irene Dempewolf on Oct. 22, 1948, at Zion EUB Church, rural Cresco.

Together the couple operated a dairy farm in Albion Township. They also raised hogs and crops in addition to managing their dairy herd. He received recognition as an outstanding dairy farmer, as well as for his efforts in soil conservation. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and volunteered his time with many community organizations.

He was a lifelong member of Zion Church where he was active as Sunday school teacher, lay leader and served on various church boards. He was an activist in what he believed in, was an avid reader, loved to learn and meet new people and could make people laugh with his dry sense of humor.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and exemplary church and community leader.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Krueger of Cresco; three daughters, Kathy (Jim Peterson) Welch of Rochester, Nancy (Dan) Dorn of Onalaska, Wis., and Diane (Jeff) Overly of Ft. Madison, Iowa; four grandchildren, Paula (Brad Vigesaa) Welch, Will (Jill) Welch, Eric Dorn and Scott Dorn and six great-grandchildren, Carmen, Emma, Lily, Anni, Jaedyn and Landon.

He was preceded in death by all four of his siblings, Elton, Leo, Wayne and Raymond.

Funeral services for him were held on Thursday, Feb 8, at the Cresco United Methodist Church followed by burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery in rural Cresco.