Arlene Mable (Salger) Kruger
Arlene Mable (Salger) Kruger, 94, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at home with her daughter and son-in-law, John and LaDonna Messer in rural Dysart.
Private family funeral services will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Garrison, with the Rev. Dr. Dean Rothchild officiating. Interment will be held at the Garrison Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to St. Mark's Lutheran Church or Cedar Valley Hospice.
Arlene was born at her home in Newhall, on Feb. 12, 1926, the daughter of Herman and Marie (Alpers) Salger. She was baptized by the Rev. Otto Nieting of the St. John Lutheran Church, (then a country church) at her home on Feb. 28, 1926. She attended country school and parochial school. On Nov. 13, 1946, she was united in marriage to Kenneth M. Kruger, son of Merle and Elberta (Smiley) Kruger at the Trinity Lutheran parsonage in Vinton, by the Rev. Otto Nieting.
Arlene was a faithful member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Garrison. She loved spending time with her family. Arlene enjoyed gardening together with her husband, Kenny. She liked watching TV westerns and cooking shows, and doing word search puzzles.
She is survived by her daughters, LaDonna (John) Messer of Dysart and Nancy Kruger of Garrison; four grandchildren, Darcy Sherwood of LaPorte City, Jody (Jack) Powers of Waterloo, Natalie Kruger-Bartosh of Vinton and Nikole Kruger-Bartosh of Panama city, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren, Emily (Andy) Spoerre, Kaylie Sherwood, Brayden Powers, Brennyn Powers, Kayden Kruger, Presley Pope and Ellianna Hite; sister-in-law, Pat Salger; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Marie Salger; her in-laws, Merle and Elberta Kruger; sisters, Viola (Glen) Peterson, Nadine (Robert) Raymond and Loretta (Roger) Struve; brothers, Lawrence Salger and Marion Salger; and her great-grandson, Brylan Powers.
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