Craig Krueger, 1955-2019

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Craig Alan Krueger passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Craig Krueger

While Craig left his family too soon, their lives will be forever filled with memories of his contagious smile, boisterous laughter and a never-ending curiosity and passion for life.

Craig enjoyed making memories at his cabin surrounded by loved ones while playing cribbage, listening to classic rock and working in his yard.

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Craig was born in 1955 and is survived by his wife, Shelly, of 36 years, along with three sons: Ben, Joel and Eric. Eric and his wife, Beth, are expecting Craig’s first grandchild; while Joel and his partner, Lexi, have just moved into their first house together. He is also survived by three siblings: Deb Knight and her husband, Scott, and their daughter, Julia; Doug Krueger; and Diane Krueger and her wife, Elyse Bendel. 

Craig is preceded in death by his parents Alan and Pauline Krueger of Albert Lea, where Craig was born. 

Always the life of the party, Craig will be sorely missed as his family and friends commit to living on in Craig’s honor. A celebration of life is planned for 6 p.m. Friday at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive in Chaska.

Attendants will be given access to the grounds of the Arboretum for the entire day. Craig’s family welcomes guests to enjoy the beauty of this place as Craig did. A celebration with food and refreshments will begin at 4 p.m., and a service will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees should gather at the visitor center and will see signs to the designated celebration space.