Karen Marie Krueger(1947 - 2012)

Karen Marie Krueger

West Des Moines

Karen Marie Krueger, 65, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2012 at Kavanagh Hospice House alongside her family. There will be a celebration of Karen's life at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in West Des Moines, of which she was an active member. Burial will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Karen was born in Norfolk, NE on June 5, 1947 to Delbert and Ruth Duhachek and was raised in Newman Grove, NE. Eugene and Karen were united in marriage on October 11, 1969 and moved to Columbus, NE. In 1989, the family moved to West Des Moines, IA. Karen was an inspiration to all and leaves a legacy behind that will be remembered for generations. She was a devoted homemaker raising two children. Once her children were in high school, she worked at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church impacting the lives of many. Her life truly revolved around serving others, bringing joy to everyone with her many acts of kindness, and showering her family with unconditional love and support.

She was married to Eugene for 43 years and leaves behind two children, Trisha (Aaron) Sander and Troy (Holly) Krueger as well as five grandchildren, Kaleb and Kylie Sander and Adalyn, Aubrey, and Matthew Krueger, brother, Roger Duhachek, and was preceded into eternal life by her parents, Delbert and Ruth Duhachek.

Visitation will be on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at McLaren's Funeral Chapel.


Funeral Home

McLarens Resthaven Chapel & Mortuary
801 19th Street West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 225-7225

Published in Des Moines Register from Dec. 9 to Dec. 11, 2012