Robert L. Kruger

Rev. Robert L. Kruger, 78, of Rock Island, IL, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Unity Point Trinity, Rock Island.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. James Lutheran Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial will be in Chippiannock Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to St. James Lutheran Church.

Robert was born on April 24, 1936, in Manly, IA, the son of Alvin and Esther (Walk) Kruger.

Reverend Kruger was a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and was a retired clery of the Minneapolis Area Synod. He served Grace Lutheran Church in Wayzata, MN (1963-1969) and East and West Lutheran Churches in Carver, MN (1979-1994).

Survivors include his siblings, Allen Kruger, Dora Runyon, Ruth Erdmann, Clarice Wilde, Deanna Sande and several nieces and nephews.

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