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Baird Krueger (1931 - 2013)

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Baird A. Krueger

GRANVILLE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Baird A. Krueger, 82, of Granville at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 at The Church of St. Edward the Confessor, 785 Newark Granville Rd., Granville with Msgr. Paul P. Enke as celebrant. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Granville.

Baird died Friday, July 26, 2013 at Kindred Care Center in Newark. He was born July 18, 1931 to the late Alfred and Katherine (Baird) Krueger.

Mr. Krueger was a graduate of Wheeling High School and received a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Liberty State College and a Masters degree in Administration from West Virginia University. He also did post graduate work at The Ohio State University. During the Korean War, Baird served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Krueger was a former superintendent of the Licking County Board of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities, former principal of the McKean School, and a former teacher at St. Anthony's Elementary School in Coldwater and Favorite Hill Elementary School in Piqua. He also had served as a consultant to the Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities and had taught Special Education at The Ohio State University and Ohio University. He was a former employee of Rockwell International, Community Mutual Insurance, and Denison University.

Baird was a charter member of the Licking County Players, Charter Member and Secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Granville with 50 years of perfect attendance where he was involved in Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) for 30 years, former member and past president of the Council for Exceptional Children, former member of the Professional Association for Mental Retardation, and in 1998-99 served as Treasurer of the Ohio District of Kiwanis.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Norma Krueger; daughters, Kathryn Jenkins of Granville and Kristine Krueger and Tim Slarb of Newark; grandchildren, Sarah and Noah Jenkins and their father, Brian; sister and brother-in-law, Alberta and Paul Braun of Coldwater; step-brother, Jack Basinger of Wheeling, W.VA; and cousin, Carolyn Davis of Wheeling, W. VA.

The family will receive friends Wednesday July 31, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at The Church of St. Edward the Confessor. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcpeekhoekstra.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kiwanis Club of Granville; HOBY Ohio South; Licking County Players; American Red Cross; Hospice of Central Ohio; or The Church of St. Edward the Confessor.

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Published in the Advocate on July 28, 2013
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