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Mark Frank Krueger

Mark Frank Krueger, age 89, of Lester Prairie, died Thursday, May 31, 2007 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

He was born Aug. 25, 1917 in Winsted, the son of Othmar and Theresa Bayerl Krueger.

Mark was baptized at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. He was later instructed in the Lutheran Catechism, and confirmed as an adult.

Mark honorably served his country in the US Army during World War II.

Mark and Hilda A. Miller were joined in holy marriage Sept. 3, 1941. God blessed their marriage with a son, Paul.

He was the long-time owner of Krueger Plumbing, Heating and Electrical. He also was co-owner with Red Miller of Red Mark, Inc. in Lester Prairie.

He was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Mark also belonged to the Lester Prairie American Legion Post 463 for over thirty years and was a long-time member of the Lester Prairie Fire Department.

Mark is survived by a son, Paul C. (Beverly A.) Krueger of Shorewood; grandsons, Sean Krueger and fiancée Amy Barr, and Patrick Krueger; two sister,, Gertrude Rogers of Redlands, Calif., and Florence (Lewis) Smith of Litchfield; sisters-in-law, and a brother-in-law, Roland (Gladys) Miller, Lorena Wolff, and Marian Miller; many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Hilda A. Krueger, Sept. 21, 2001; his parents, Othmar and Theresa Krueger; brothers, Albin and Karl Krueger; sisters, Othilia Otto, and Clara Krueger; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Oscar Rogers, Oswald Karhu, Louis Otto, and Iris Krueger.

Funeral services for Mark Krueger were Wednesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Pastor Eric Nelson officiated.

Marsha Christenson was the organist for the service. Lynnn Pauly sang “Amazing Grace,” accompanist was Nancy Smith. Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “My Hope is built on Nothing Less,” and “Abide with Me! Fast Falls the Eventide.”

Friends called Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Casket Bearers were Andrew Otto, Gilbert Otto, Eugene Otto, Thomas Otto, Craig Smith, Sean Krueger, and Patrick Krueger.

Interment followed with military rites at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Lester Prairie.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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