Arthur "Art" Krueger
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Arthur 'Art' Krueger passed away at age 84 on July 27,2020 in his home in Jacksonville, Oregon with his daughter at his side. Art was born in Oakland, California to Art and Adria (Troxell) Krueger. He was raised on his parents' ranch in Loomis, CA, along with his two sisters, Pauline (Jensen), and Helen (Nagel). Art graduated from Placer High School, Sierra college and American River colleges. Art married Sheri Varnesin 1957 and raised 3 children Mike, Tom and Susan (Landenberger).
Art had many careers throughout his life. As a young boy, he worked in the fruit packing sheds in Loomis Ca. As a young father he took a job as a manufacturing engineer at Aerojet in Ca., Aerojet had massive layoffs in the late 60's and Art moved his family to Santa Clara, Ca. He became a product supervisor at Fairchild Systems Technology and then Four-Phase Systems. Eight years in the bay area brought Art back to the Foothills where he had been raised. He took a job at Cable Data in Sacramento and helped launch a new computer service to area residence. He later became president of MedWaste Express in Dallas, TX, and then owner of SafeWaste corp. in Granite Bay. After leaving the industries, Art pursued his other dreams and passions; Transporting horses across country, obtaining certification in equine husbandry and ranch management at U.C. Davis and Colorado State, and working as an electrician. One of his last great adventures was spending summers working for the Forest Service maintaining a remote station at Bushy Bar, along the hiking trail on the Rogue River, OR.
He settled down in Jacksonville, Oregon for his retirement. Art was passionate about the area and preserving the lifestyle of Jackson county. He became actively involved in local politics, volunteered on various committees around town and volunteered at the Britt Festival for many seasons.
Along with his love of horses, travel and adventure were always high on Art's lists of activities. He took equine trips to New Zealand, France, and Morocco. Climbed Mt. Whitney. Kayaked the Sea of Cortez, rafted the Colorado, Snake, Klamath and Rogue rivers, participated in running races, ride and ties, hiking adventures and baseball games. He loved telling stories and jokes, gardening, and reading .
Art leaves behind three children: Mike and Tom Krueger, and Susan (Randy) Landenberger. His grandchildren include David (Rebeca) , Michael (Jenny) and Christopher Jenkins, Joey Krueger (Honey) and Sean Krueger. His two great grandchildren are Eva and Sine Jenkins. Sister Helen (Bob) Nageland ex-wife Sheri Krueger, many friends and lots a great memories.
Services to be planned at a later date and his remains are to be scattered at his favorite places.

Published in "Folsom Telegraph, The" on Sep. 17, 2020.
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September 30, 2020
Art,You were Arturo and Krazy Krazy to me. We met in Morocco.And you rode that unbroke stallion that no one else could/would ride. Our kinship remained thru life one way or the other. And now the earth is supposed to get along without you. Not fair, without your gentle fun nature. And that one of a kind only you laugh. I hope to see you on the other side where the running trails never end and the ponies have all your joy and spirit. Always love . your Pal Kat
kat myers
September 26, 2020
My Uncle Art, we love you! You can pave the path into HIS KINGDOM and be there to greet us in our time to come home to our father in heaven, where we can live eternally with our loved ones again.
Your neice,
Alyssa Smullen Stephenson
September 21, 2020
May the God of comfort bring the family peace in their time of grief.
September 21, 2020
Art’s love for horses led to positively impacting my life. I will be forever grateful. The brief story...In 1991 a mutual friend and colleague at CableData, Perry Edwards, approached me about joining him - and a horse - to compete in a sport called Ride & Tie. Perry knew me as a runner and past equestrian. I’d never heard of this sport but was game. Art supplied Breeze, a magnificent thoroughbred retired from the track. We trained and learned together as a team and 6 months later competed in Taylorsville, CA at the Ride & Tie World Championship; 2 men and a horse. We had so much fun and success we competed several more times. It was pure joy and Art became part of our expanding R&T family. That experience led me to try trail running which I’ve subsequently maintained for over thirty years. It became a fundamental part of my life, changing me in so many positive ways and introducing me to endless valued friend all over the world. All thanks to this blessed man. May Art ride off into the sunset of this life to join his loved ones who have preceded him and remain amongst the flora and fauna he so loved. Thank you, Art for all you did fir me and so many others.
Bob Crowley
September 18, 2020
Sadly missed and forever close to my heart

Your loving sister, Helen
Helen Nagel
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