Julius Franklin Kruger

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Julius Franklin Kruger
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Julius Franklin Kruger, 80, husband of Marilyn Thorson Kruger and a resident of Aiken, South Carolina passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
A son of the late Francis and Eleanor Kruger, he was born and raised in Ste. Genevieve Missouri. Mr. Kruger, a United States Navy Veteran, graduated from The University of Missouri - Rolla with a degree in Electrical Engineering. A former Mayor of Berkeley Missouri he was chosen as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America in 1970. Kruger worked for Emerson Electric in St. Louis Missouri. He and his family moved to Aiken South Carolina in 1973 where he worked for Therm-O-Disc.
In retirement Mr. Kruger was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many friends and neighbors he'd come to know and love over the years.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 58 years Marilyn Kruger, a son Brian Kruger (Dorothy) of Aiken, daughter Jackie Rowan (Robert) of Chesterfield, Va. and his sister Lorraine Rozier (James) of Ste. Genevieve, Mo. He is also survived by his grandchildren April Verant (Frank), Kristy Kruger, Jason Kruger (April) and MacKenzie Rowan. Also, his great-grandchildren Kaitlyn and Austin Verant, Tristen and Kelsey Beard, and Kennedy and Khloe Kruger.
Mr. Kruger was predeceased by his two brothers Jim Kruger and Rayford Kruger.
A Memorial Gathering will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to 1221st Fallen Soldier's Memorial Fund, National Guard Armory at 365 Bettis Academy Road, Graniteville, S.C. 29829. For information contact Staff Sgt. Frank Verant at 803-292-8169. Or go to www.facebook.com/pages/1221st-Route-Clearance-Company-Fallen-Soldier-Memorial/309525355870648

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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on June 22, 2014
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