April 12, 1931 - May 27, 2018
BRITT, IOWA - Grace Kruger, 87, of Britt passed away to her heavenly home to be with our Lord surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the Algona Manor Care Center, after complications of pneumonia.
Funeral services for Grace Kruger was held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Woden Christian Reformed Church, 205 290th Street rural Woden with Mr. Stan Limberg officiating. Burial was at the Evergreen Cemetery in Britt.
Visitation was Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center Street West in Britt.
Grace (Van Hoorn) Kruger was born to Richard and Grace (Smidt) Van Hoorn on the family farm north of Wesley, Iowa on April 12, 1931. She lost her mother at five weeks of age. Her father later married Hermina, who helped raise her. Grace graduated from Woden High School and received her RN degree at Marshalltown, Iowa. Her career started in the operating rooms at Park Hospital in Mason City. She began writing Bert, her husband-to-be, while he was in the Korean War.
Grace married Albertus K. Kruger on June 10, 1954 at the Woden Christian Reformed Church; they were married 63 years. Grace was a wonderful farm wife and mother to five children on the family farm. She lived life simply and taught her children many life skills. She was a great cook, seamstress, gardener, active in the church and lived out her faith daily.
She is survived by her husband, Bert of Britt, and their five children Denise (Ed) Aldeman of Iowa City, Dennis (Deb) of Wesley, Deloris (Jay) McCracken of Des Moines, Darla (Gary) Peters of Wesley, Doreen (DeWayne) of Urbandale; 15grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; along with many nephews, nieces, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and stepmother, her half-brothers: Peter and George Smidt, and half-sister Della Pommer.
We deeply appreciate your kindness, thoughts, and prayers as Grace's health became a struggle.
www.ewingfh.com, Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center Street West, Britt, Iowa 50423, 641-843-3839