Warren C. Kruger (1923 - 2017)

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Lifelong Native Alaskan passed away on July 6, 2017, surrounded by his family. Warren was born in Stuyahok, Alaska, on Sept. 18, 1923, which made him 93 years young.
When Warren was 14 years old, and he would take Reverend Chapman on his dog sled to villages outside of Anvik, Alaska, to officiate weddings, burials and baptisms. He was one of the oldest members of Local 302 Union and a General Contractor. He worked all over the state, putting up buildings in every corner of the state from Sitka to Scammon Bay, Fort Yukon to Pilot Point. He worked as contractor for many realtors in the state, as well. He worked until he was 90 years old.
Warren also was a World War II Veteran.
Warren was married to the love of his life, Patricia, for over 50 years. They did everything together and loved each other to the moon and back. They had 10 children, Orpha (Bill), Warren Jr., Chris (Judy) Wayne, Richard (Tina), Ramona (Randy), Phyllis, Melody, Diana (Dale) and Ginger; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a very large extended family of friends, cousins, nieces, aunts and uncles.
Warren is preceded in death by his mother, Catherine; father, Fred; brothers, Ted, Bill and Jack; his daughter, Melody; and first wife, Marvel.
Funeral Services will be held on July 22, 2017, at the First Christian Church, 3031 LaTouche Street in Anchorage, Alaska. Viewing will be held at 11 a.m. and the Funeral Service will begin at 12 p.m. Burial will be held at 2 p.m., with Military Honors, at the Downtown Cemetery. Reception will follow from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. at First Christian Church.
His family would like to thank Providence Hospice Care for all their care and compassion.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from July 16 to July 17, 2017
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