Husband of Hildie, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2012. Larry was born June 2, 1937 to Joseph and Elizabeth Kroeger.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents Joseph & Elizabeth Kroeger and brothers William and Thomas Kroeger. Larry was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and later moved to California.
During his early college years he was a member of the Christian Brothers, and later went on to earn a Master's degree from the University of Notre Dame. Larry taught chemistry & physics at Galt High School for 29 years and also taught nursing chemistry at Sacramento City College. Larry was a tireless worker and after retiring, he continued to substitute teach at local area schools. Larry was passionate about riding his bicycle, playing Bridge, watching college football and gardening. He had a contagious laugh and an 'always be early' approach to life that will never be forgotten.
Besides his wife Hildie, Larry is survived by his two sons, Paul Kroeger and his wife Grace of Valley Glen, California; Stephen Moore Jr., his wife Sarenna and their children Samantha, Jayden and Danny, of Fair Oaks, California; daughter Debi Kroeger and partner Kari of Tishomingo, Oklahoma; Mike and Marty Jones, and their children Katie and Madeline of Colorado; Leslie Jones and her children, Isabel and Daisy of Oregon; and Anita Jones of Canada. Larry is also survived by three siblings, Robert Kroeger of San Diego, California; Margaret Ortiz of San Diego, California and Rita Robinson of Reno, Nevada as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family will hold a private celebration of his life at a later date.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 2, 2013