William A. Bill Kruger, Age 88, of Rochester, died on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born December 25, 1921 in Springfield, the son of William A. and Maude Painter Kruger. He married Helen M. Richardson on November 23, 1941 and she preceded him in death on May 3, 2009. He is also preceded in death by his parents and one sister: Betty Whitman.
He is survived by 3 daughters: Faye (Robert) Roth of Springfield, Sharon M. (Charles) Sakris and Pamela K. Kruger both of Rochester; 3 sons: William David Kruger of Chatham, Frank M. (Pamela) Kruger and John P. (Gail) Kruger both of Springfield; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Mary L. Babbitt of Roselle, IL and Theresa Jarmuth of Bensonville, IL; 1 brother: Carl (Maxine) Kruger of Roselle, IL and several nieces and nephews.
Bill was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during WWII. He was a member of South Fork Church of Christ, American Legion Post 0274 and VFW Post 11463. He was a heavy equipment operator for Springfield Sand and Gravel and Illinois Department of Water Resources. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local #965.
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