Vernon Arthur Krueger
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Vernon Arthur Krueger passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019, a day after his 91st birthday. Born in Fairfax, South Dakota to the late Ottelia and Fritz Krueger, Vernon was a resident of Poquoson since 1969.

His career in the US Navy spanned over 23 years where he served in various sea and land assignments including Korea and Vietnam. Vernon rose in ranks from a Medical Corpsman to Medical Director of Dispensaries, earning the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After his military service, he became an administrator at the Hampton Health Department and the Administrative Director at the Peninsula Health Department from which he retired in 1986.

Vernon was very active in the Lion's Club, American Legion Post 273, was a former member of the Poquoson School Board, President of the Little League, a P.H.S. Band Booster, and served for over 40 years at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home. He was a devoted member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, where he dedicated himself in service to his Lord.

Vernon is preceded in death by his parents, Ottelia and Fritz Krueger; late wife, Missouri Krueger, daughter, Julie Sanders Campbell and 11 brothers and sisters.

Vernon was blessed to be loved by two wonderful women in life. He is survived by his loving wife for the last 27 years, Marjorie Sanders Krueger. Also surviving him are his children, Vernon Edward Krueger and his wife Pam, Kathryn Ottelia Krueger, Sandra Sanders Smith and husband J.R., Tracy Sanders Markham; son-in-law, Michael W. Campbell; granddaughters, Christen, Kaitlyn, Allison, Madalyn; grandsons, Eric, Marshall, Scott; great-grandchildren, Kylie, Lainey, Dusten, William; sister, Darlene Geisler; sisters-in-law, Winnie Krueger, Pat Krueger, and a host of loved nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday, August 10th from 2-3 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church located at 23 Semple Farm Road, Hampton, Virginia 23666 with the service immediately following. A reception will be held after the service in the church social hall. Interment services will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, August 11th at Weston Cemetery in Poquoson with full Navy Honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to all the caregivers who offered their loving care and concern during their times of need. Condolences to

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Published in Daily Press from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2019.
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August 13, 2019
Susan and I are so sorry to learn of Vernon's passing. He welcomed us here at Trinity, and helped with our Band program at Poquoson High School. We felt that he was the perfect example of a fine upstanding man. Blessings to the family.
Tim Smith
August 13, 2019
Mr. Krueger was a wonderful, kind man and I'm so sorry to learn of his passing. I worked for him for a number of years at the health department and have such fond memories of those days. I remember enjoying the summer vegetables he would bring in to share with all of us and the homemade ice cream we would churn on Fridays as a special treat in the summertime. He made work so much fun. He truly loved his family and friends, and I know he will be missed by all. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
Janet Porter Holden
August 13, 2019
Mr. Krueger was such a kind man. My sympathy to the family.
Leslie Crandol
August 10, 2019
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
August 10, 2019
Dear Marge and family,
I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Vernie and you. I'm sorry I couldn't be there today with you and the family. I send our love from Mom, my daughters and me.
Love, Pam Krueger Fink
Pam Fink
August 9, 2019
Ms. Marg, Vernon, Pam and all family we lift you up in prayer at this sad time. I can say I always enjoyed talking with Mr. Vernon what a gentleman and example to us all. I will always look at my corner fence and laugh when Mr. Vernon accidentally set it on fire. We have truly lost a protector, healer, and leader.
Mick & Kristina Anderson
August 9, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 9, 2019
Vernon was such a kind and lovely person. I have precious memories of our time at their house when we lived nearby. I am so sorry for the family's loss and send my love and condolences.
Cyndi Tilley
August 9, 2019
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August 8, 2019
I will always remember Vernie as the soft spoken, funny uncle. He was so laid back. My mom, his sister, Adeline, always spoke so highly of Vernie. Back in 1994, my wife Kaye and I were on a civil war exploration tour and stopped by Vernie and Marge's place and spent the evening with them. The next morning we went to a fantastic place for a great brunch and afterwards he showed us the prison where Jefferson Davis was held. I will never forget that. You will be missed and I will never forget you and your kindness Vernie Krueger. God's speed. Tim and Kaye Kloos
Tim Kloos
August 8, 2019
His Illinois family sends their love and condolences.
We are grateful to have known him. He fully embraced his journey in life and will be missed.
Tammy Wolff
August 8, 2019
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