Daryl Kruger

Daryl Kruger

Daryl Gene Kruger, 82, Ellsworth, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at Parkview Manor in Ellsworth.

A funeral service was Thursday, Aug. 20, at Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. Burial was at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, Iowa.

Daryl Kruger was born on Nov. 19, 1937, to George and Henrietta (Stubbe) Kruger in George, Iowa. He grew up on a farm by George and attended Little Rock No. 5 Country School.

On Aug. 23, 1960, he married Carolyn Wibben. The couple lived near George until 1969 when they moved to Ellsworth. Carolyn passed away on Oct. 15, 2011. Daryl farmed and worked at Sudenga Industries until he retired in 2002. After his retirement he helped area farmers with their harvest.

He enjoyed traveling with Carolyn and had a love for John Deere tractors.

Daryl is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Kevin) Gisolf of Rock Valley, Iowa, and Kristi (Sean) Peterson of Shakopee; a son, Gene (Stacey) Kruger of Dickinson, North Dakota; four grandchildren, Rick (Brittney) Gisolf of North Port, Florida, Austin (Lexy) Gisolf of Garretson, South Dakota, Dawson Kruger of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Noah Peterson of Shakopee; two great-grandchildren,  Xavian and Liam Gisolf of North Port; two stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Florence (Sweer) Arends of Ellsworth; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn; his parents; his stepmother, Sena Kruger; two brothers, John Kruger and Albertus Kruger; a sister, Viola Kellen; a stepsister, Katherine Kruger; sisters-in-law Ardell Kruger and Grace Kruger; and a brother-in-law, Don Kellen.

Arrangements were provided by Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids, jurrensfuneralhome.com.

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