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July 22, 2018

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June 2, 2017
Having just read the previous condolence, I felt compelled to add my own.

To the family of Mr. Kruer, I want you to know that to this day, I remember my experiences with him in purchasing several vehicles. In the 1970s, I was a young police officer and my beat was along Broadway in West Louisville. I would often drive by Bob Smith Chevrolet and stop to look at new cars. Eventually, I met Mr. Kruer and bought a 1973 Impala from him. I shared with my parents how nice he was and he exerted no pressure to buy. Shortly thereafter, they bought a 1973 Caprice (my mom said it was the best car they ever owned). After that, our family purchased several cars from him. He was always very gracious and represented his profession with honesty and dignity. I just wanted to take a moment to share this story about Mr. Kruer.

So sorry for your loss.

Charles Baker
Louisville, KY
June 2, 2017
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June 1, 2017
Beverly, I am sorry for your loss. Take care and keep the memories close.
June 1, 2017
Back when I was kid, everyone bought a new car every year or every other year. I always went with my dad when he looked at new cars. We lived at 22nd and Grand Avenue back then. The dealership where Mr. Kruer worked was at 26th and Broadway. We would look at new cars frequently, so that when Dad was ready to buy, he knew what he wanted.

It was an adventure I loved. Jim Kruer was the nicest man! Since we saw him often, we got to know him fairly well. He would always say, I have girls at home about your age and would invite me to sit in the car I wanted my Dad to buy. Our tastes did not always match, but all the cars were beautiful back in the fifties and sixties, if they were Chevy's. I always looked forward to the day I could get a new car of my own.

One day in 1976, dad went with me to pick out my first new Chevy...and with Jim's help, we picked out a brilliant silver Camero Super Sport..with electric windows! Loved that cart.. loved your dad. How many people can say they love their car salesman??!! He was like a family member to us.

I'm sorry I can't be there in person to meet you all, but I wanted you to know your dad made a big impression on me, and impacted my life by getting me to spend more time with my dad. I can see them in Heaven now, talking about the good old days and how cars back then were the best.. and how car salesmen used to be.. the best!!!

Thanks for letting me share a tiny portion of your father's time. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sincerely,

Donna Fife Gozia (daughter of Robert (Bob) Fife