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David "Dave" Krueger

October 18, 1950 ~ April 4, 2018 (age 67)

Services for David “Dave” Krueger, 67, of Conde, will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 9th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ferney.  Rev. Lloyd Redhage will officiate.  Burial with military honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.

Visitation will be held at the chapel on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

Dave passed away April 4, 2018 at his home.

David James was born on October 18, 1950 in Aberdeen to James and Betty (Ellingson) Krueger.  He attended grade school in Ferney and graduated from Groton High School in 1968.  Dave continued his education at South Dakota State University in Brookings, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology.  He enlisted with the United States Army in March of 1973 and was honorably discharged in March of 1975 as a 2nd Lieutenant.  After finishing active duty, he served in reserves until December of 1978, during which he was promoted to Captain.  Dave returned to Conde, where he owned and operated a welding business with his brother, Steve. 

Dave enjoyed farming, gardening, archery, golf, and collecting coins.  In earlier years, he liked to bowl and had attended the Nationals Bowling Tournament in St. Louis.  He also had a passion for Corvette cars and worked on restoring several of them.  Dave was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ferney and the Conde American Legion Post #148.

Celebrating his life is his mother, Betty of Conde, his brothers, Steve (Cora) Krueger of Conde, Robert (Lois) Krueger of Groton, 4 nieces: Jackie Krueger (Cody Lindgren) of Groton, Amy (Josh) Harmer of Rapid City, Teresa (Mike) Schnell of Aberdeen, Jessie Krueger (Brandan Fish) of Rapid City, 6 great-nephews and great-nieces, his aunt, Joyce Krueger of Wessington Springs and several cousins.

Preceding him in death was his father, James Krueger, a great-nephew, Hunter Krueger, a great-niece, Angel Merkel, two uncles, John Krueger and Russell Ellingson, his maternal grandparents, Sam and Dora Ellingson and paternal grandparents, Herman and Lillian Krueger.

Honorary Casketbearers will be all of his nieces, great-nephews and great-niece.

Casketbearers will be Mike Krueger, Scott Krueger, Warren Pigors and Jim Schinkel.

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