Dale F. Krueger
Dale F. Krueger, 95, of Winside, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk.
Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winside. PMA Glenn Kietzmann will officiate.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winside with family present.
Burial with military rites will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.
Memorials may be directed to the Krueger family for later designation.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
Dale Frank Krueger was born July 4, 1923 on a farm near Winside to Frank and Anna (Fredricksen) Krueger. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winside. He graduated from Winside High School in 1942. Dale farmed with his father until his service in the United States Navy from February 1945 - July of 1946. He was one of the 317 survivors of nearly 1,200 men on board the U.S.S. Indianapolis (after it had delivered the first atomic bomb to Tinian Island. It was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine). He spent 100 hours in the water. He received the Purple Heart Medal. Dale married Lois Ruser on Feb. 14, 1948 at Immanuel Lutheran Church northeast of Wayne. The couple farmed near Winside for many years. Dale served on the Winside School Board during the re-consolidation and construction of the new High School, District 95-R, and the Rural Fire Board for 27 years. Dale was life member of V.F.W. Post #1644 in Norfolk, Winside American Legion Post #0252, and Trinity Lutheran Church in Winside. He loved farming and his mother said that as a young boy he would say to his brother Jack, “Let’s Talk Farming”.
Survivors include his wife, Lois; daughter, Diane Miller of Omaha; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Lyle (Germaine) Krueger of Norfolk; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents; a son, Dean, in 1999; son-in-law, Randy Miller, in 2001; brother, Jack Krueger; five sisters-in-law; and three brothers-in-law.
Pallbearers will be Keith Krueger, Kenny Frahm, Robert Krueger, Stanley Stenwall, Dale Vonasdall, Deano Janke Jr., Steve Suehl and Randy Jacobsen.