Richard R. "Dick" Krueger (1951 - 2016)

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Richard (Dick) Robert Krueger was born September 20, 1951, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Dick went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 26, 2016. He passed away at his home surrounded by his family. Dick grew up in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and upon graduating college he moved to Texas.

Soon after the move he was offered his first coaching job in Conroe, Texas. Thank goodness he accepted the job, because there was a teacher, at that school, named Debbie Cashner. They soon met, fell in love, and were married in 1978.

Debbie's father, Keath Cashner, owned a cemetery and monument business and he became very ill. Dick, who was always there to offer a helping hand, decided to leave coaching to work in the family business. He learned the business from the ground up, and he was a fundamental part of the formation of Cashner Funeral Home.

Dick was extremely fortunate, because he got to make a living doing what he loved. He was able to help people every day and he took great pride in that. He was caring, compassionate, and generous. He used these qualities to help people with an authenticity that is rarely seen. He loved that he was able to serve people in his community, on what may very well be the worse day of their lives. He genuinely loved the fact that he was part Cashner Funeral Home, and he believed whole heartedly that the service he was providing was the start of the healing process for so many.

Dick had a passion for family, friends, and community. He never knew a stranger and was a friend to all. Over the years, he eagerly and graciously volunteered his time and opened his home for many different events...Bible Studies, Church Parties, Youth Group Activities, and much more. Everyone knew that they were welcome in the Krueger home at any time.

There was nothing that Dick would not do to help a family member or friend. He believed in family and he extended that belief to friends. He allowed numerous people to live in his home over the years when they didn't have another place to go, and he would always treat them just like family.

Dick Krueger was a generous man, with a passion for people and life. He will be dearly missed.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Henry Krueger and Patricia Ruth Krueger. He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie Krueger, daughters, Shellee Coley and Sarah Krueger, son, Keath Krueger and Wife Alison, sisters, Sharon Moscinski and husband David; Debbie Beamish and husband Ken, brothers, Dan Krueger and wife Donna, Doug Krueger and wife Eve; grandchildren, Quillen Coley, Zealy Coley, Keali Krueger and Austin Krueger. Dick had a great love for his many nieces and nephews and was always proud of the special bond he had with them. Numerous other relatives and a host of friends also survive.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 2, 2016, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, at Cashner Funeral Home, 801 Teas Road, Conroe, Texas 77303. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 3, 2016, at 10:00am, in Cashner Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sam Hartnett, Earl Mitchell, Ves Caperton, Matt Bickley, Bob Hawley and Tom McNutt. Honorary pallbearers will be David Wilson, Arturo Zavala, Steve Reeves, Lynn Oswalt, John Powell, Shane Baker, Chris Allen, Stanley Mims, David Fleming and Mark Sprayberry. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at


Published on from Sept. 27 to Oct. 12, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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