Richard Kruger

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Richard Allen Kruger
November 16, 1954 - October 19, 2015
Richard Allen Kruger, ("Rick", "Ricky", "Dad"), 60 years old, of Emmett, Idaho, passed Monday, October 19, 2015. He was born November 16, 1954 in Long Beach, California, along with his siblings, Brenda Thorson, Linda Coburn, Denise Ritter, and Tim McCormick.
He was married to Connie Kruger from August 21, 1976 to March 27, 2008. He worked for Northwest Distribution and the McCluskey Family for many years. The family would like to thank Andy and Lori for taking care of him at the end of his working days.
Rick always loved baseball, as a kid he was one helluva pitcher. He loved his family, hunting, fishing, and camping. He just loved being outdoors.
Rick is survived by his children, son Jason Kruger and his wife LeLoni, daughter Heather Kruger and husband Randy, and son Jeffrey Kruger; grandchildren, Tristan Kruger, Alex Stewart, Madison Davidson, and Kelsie Stewart; many nieces and nephews from the Thorson family, Coburn family, Ritter family and McCormick family; and his good friend Chuck Cavanaugh. He was preceded in death by his mother Nettie Kruger; uncle Paul Nelson; aunts Eve Nelson and Billie Jean; cousins Bobby Taylor and Bill Nelson; and his brother Tim McCormick.
A Celebration of Rick's Life will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on October 30, 2015 at the Caldwell Elks Lodge #1448 (Meyer Room) located at 1015 N. Kimball Avenue in Caldwell, Idaho.
If you would like to share a story about our Dad it would be greatly appreciated. He would want us all to be together sharing stories of his life. Go to www.cremationsociety-idaho.com.
"God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be, He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered 'Come with me.', He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend, He faced his pain with courage, until the very end, He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was not in vain, God took him to His loving home and freed him from the pain."
To Our Dad we love you with all our hearts. We will miss the good times we had with you. Rest easy old man, don't worry we will take care of Jeff.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Oct. 28, 2015
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