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Barbara Jean Kruger

Barbara Jean Kruger

March 7, 1939 - December 3, 2018

CLEAR LAKE – Barbara Jean Kruger, 79 of Clear Lake, died Monday, December 3, 2018, at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 7, 2018, at Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, 1310 US-18, Clear Lake, with Rev. Tom Gerdts officiating. Burial will be at Clear Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake.

Barb was born March 7, 1939, the daughter of Robert and Elsie (Stenoff) Wiggins in Mason City. She married Herman Kruger on May 9, 1959, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Mason City. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2009.

Barb grew up in Mason City and graduated from Mason City High School. She was Herman's bookkeeper while he was in sales before she went to work for H&H Food Service. She also worked at Lake Chevrolet, Knorr Electric and International Messengers doing missionary work until her retirement.

Barb was a member of Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church where she remained very active. She taught Sunday School, served as president of the Women's Ministry, helped with AWANA, the Christian Women's Club and sang in the choir. She was known for her baking and gardening and loved spending time with her grandchildren and family while playing cards. She also liked watching sports with Herman.

Barb is survived by five children, Michael (P.J.) Kruger of Clear Lake, Dan Kruger of Clear Lake, Kendall (Deb) Kruger of Ankeny, Kevin Kruger of Garner and Michelle Kruger of Mason City; twelve grandchildren, Zachary, Nicholas, Alicia, Danielle, Jordan, Victoria, Karah, Kaleb, Keaton, Dawson, Lennice and Isaiah; ten great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Wiggins of Durango, CO.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake. 641-357-2193. ColonialChapels.com.

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