Lyle Kruger, age 75, died on February 12, 2019, at the Milbank Area Hospital in Milbank, SD.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019, at 10:30 AM at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank, SD. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Rev. Timothy Koch will officiate, and burial will be in Milbank Cemetery.
Lyle Wallace Kruger was born on September 28, 1943, in Milbank, SD, to Clarence and Bernice (Koepke) Kruger. He was baptized and confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. Lyle attended school in Milbank and graduated from Milbank High School with the Class of 1961.
Lyle was a farmer and loved helping his dad on the farm until he started his own welding business. On August 30, 1974, Lyle was united in marriage with Kathy Middagh at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. He loved tinkering on things in his shop and thinking of creative projects for himself. Lyle was very blessed with the gift of conversation and would converse with anyone when he got the chance.
Left to cherish his memory are his children: Colleen (Jerry) Graham, Donna (Brian) Johnson, Keith (Erin) Kruger, and Barb Anderson; grandchildren: Christopher, Virginia, Rebecca, Kenneth, Katie, Mary, Zachary, and Nathaniel; and great-grandchildren: Mathias, Grace, Jacey, Emma, Eric Jr., Mae-Belle, and Blaze.
Preceding Lyle in death are his parents and his brother, David.