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Mr. Kenneth Carl Krueger Sr., age 82, of St. Patrick, MO died Wednesday, September 03, 2008 at 11:23 a.m. at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, IL.

Kenneth was born Feb. 23, 1926 in Graham Hospital in Keokuk, IA a son of William and Lulu McKinney Krueger. He married Ellen Moore in the Shrine of St. Patrick in St. Patrick, Mo on Dec. 31, 1958. She survives.

He attended several Clark Co. Grade Schools and attended Canton High School. He was a farmer in Clark Co. all his life. He enjoyed driving John Deere tractors, baling hay and his Black Angus cattle. Kenny was a member of the Fox Valley Two Cylinder Club, Shrine of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was a former member of the American Legion. His hobbies included looking for geodes and deer and turkey hunting. He enjoyed listening to Irish music of Daniel O’Donnell, Mary Duff and Ronnie Kennedy and attended some of their concerts. Kenny and his granddaughter Hannah drove his antique ‘50’ John Deere tractor in many parades. He was an Army Veteran of W.W. II.

Survivors include his wife Ellen of St. Patrick ; children Kenneth Krueger Jr. of St. Patrick, Pat Galle and her husband Jeff of Pittsfield, IL, Cyndy Wollbrink and her husband Bruce of Warsaw, IL and Bobbi Krueger of St. Patrick; one granddaughter Hannah Wollbrink of Warsaw with whom he spent many happy hours, special cousin Marian Best and her husband Wilbur of Bella Vista, AR and a very special friend Jason Richmond. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Patrick in St. Patrick, MO conducted by Father Paul Hartley. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. A rosary service will be held Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. with visitation to be from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton, MO.

The family suggest memorials be made to the St. Patrick Cemetery or to the Salvation Army.

Online condolences may be left at

Music: Julie Kirchner, Organist; Jason Richmond, Vocalist
Songs: Old Rugged Cross, On Eagle’s Wings and How Great Thou Art
Pallbearers: Kenneth Krueger Jr., Bruce Wollbrink, Jeff Galle, C.W. Higbee, Steve Watson and Darrell Ludwick.
Mass Servers: Adam and Anna Sturm