Earl Allan “Skip” Kruger, 79, Holland
Earl Allan “Skip” Kruger, 79, of Holland, died Monday, August 1, at the Cypress Grove Rehabilitation Center in Newburgh. He was born in Indianapolis February 7, 1943, to Earl G. and Mildred (Armstrong) Kruger. He married Susan Weir November 29, 2003, on the family farm in Holland.
Skip retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps. He served two tours during the Vietnam War and earned two Purple Hearts. He loved serving his country as a Marine and watching his children and grandchildren play sports.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Weir Kruger; four daughters, Kristie Rineer and husbaznd Rick, Pennsylvania, Kasy Schnabel and husband Dr. John Schnabel and Kobie Buttrey and husband Zachary, all of Maryland, and Annie Kruger, Huntingburg; one son, Rowe Dalton Kruger, Pennsylvania; three step-children, Jeffrey Weir and wife Tracy, Georgia, Josh Weir and wife Marisela, Illinois, and Melissa Boeglin and husband Brandon, Holland; his mother-in-law, Phyllis Menke, Huntingburg; nine grandchildren, Haley and Zachary Rineer, Tait, Tyree, Keon, and Kata Buttrey, and Caden, Declan, and Keller Schnabel; and eight step-grandchildren, Zoey, Logan, Blythe, Madeline, and Alex Weir, and Gabriel, Jackson, and Kate Boeglin.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Janet Kruger Lechner.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to Heart to Heart Hospice, Wound Warrior Project, the Southridge High School music program, or the Salem Church music fund. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps. Pastor John Beasley and Rev. Donihue will officiate the service.
Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements.