Dorothy A. “Dot” Kruger, 86, Fort Wayne, formerly of Lafayette, went home to be with the Lord at 3:43 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. She passed away peacefully at The Hearth at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne.
She was born on Aug. 4, 1933, in Francesville, to the late Herman W. Kruger and Matha C. Popp Kruger. She graduated from Francesville High School. She was a retired presser having spent her life working for several dry cleaning companies.
In her younger years, she was an active member of Pulaski County 4-H and the Rural Youth Club. She was confirmed at St. James Church and was a longtime member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Lafayette. She dedicated her life to compiling her family’s genealogy.
She was a loving sister and aunt. She will be sadly missed. The family wishes to thank the staff at Sycamore Village for their kindness and care.
She is survived by two sisters: Martha Mae Williams, Columbia City; and Della Kruse, Adrian, Mich.; a sister-in-law: Trelma Kruger, Kokomo; 14 nieces and nephews; 24 great-nieces and nephews; 15 great-great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law: Paul and Trellie Kruger; brother: Max Kruger; and two brothers-in-law: Lloyd Williams and Ronald Kruse.
Private services will be held at St. James Salem United Church of Christ in Francesville with Rev. Nelda Seger officiating.
Private burial will take place at St. James Salem Cemetery in Francesville.
A public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel United Church of Christ, St. James Salem United Church of Christ or Genealogy Department of Pulaski County Public Library.