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Pete Kruchten 1959—2018
Pete Kruchten, 58, of Rockford, passed away in his home on May 16, 2018. Born May 28, 1959, in Duluth, MN, the son of Kenneth R. and Mary A. (Johnson) Kruchten. Graduated from Cathedral High School, in Saint Cloud, MN, Class of 1977. Later attended Saint Cloud State University. Lived most of his adult life in the Rockford area, coming from Saint Cloud, MN. Pete was considered an entrepreneur owning and starting up numerous businesses. He enjoyed golfing, skiing, fishing and hunting trips in Canada, playing racquet ball, entertaining, and socializing with family and friends. Avid Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Vikings fan. Member of the Rotary Club, Stateline Angles and Downtown Rotary. Those who knew Pete would say he was a selfless, fun loving guy who just needed everyone around him to have a good time. Survivors include children, Callan (Matthew) Broos and Michael Alex Kruchten; siblings, K. Patrick (Marcy) Kruchten, Mary Margaret Kruchten, Anna (Gary) Houghtaling, Joseph (Vashti) Kruchten, Paul (Joyce) Kruchten and Lurana K. (Carrie Brown) Kruchten; the love of his life, Sue Ady; sister- in-law, Rose Kruchten; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents and brother, Mike Kruchten.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Forest Hills Country Club, 5135 Forest Hills Rd, Rockford, IL 61114, with a Celebration of his life starting at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials donations can be made to niece, Abby Kruchten Morris at www.gofundme.com/beatabbysms or checks to Abby Kruchten Morris, 3600 Johnny Cake Lane, Charlotte, NC 28226. Arrangements by Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61108. Send online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com
Published in Rockford Register Star from May 17 to May 21, 2018
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