November 5, 2020
Lucille Ruth Krueger, 98, one of six children of Elizabeth (Leban) and Otto Nierman, was born Aug. 9, 1922, at Amherst, Colo. She died Oct. 26, 2020 at the Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud.
Lucille received her formal education attending St. Paul’s Lutheran School from the third through eighth grade. She attended two years of high school in the Amherst public school and then graduated in 1940, from Holyoke High School. She continued at Colorado University in Boulder until mid-term, December 1941. She was united in marriage with Dalvin H. Krueger of Blue Hill, Neb., on Feb. 8, 1942, in the family home at Amherst. They lived in Amherst until October 1942, when Dalvin was drafted into the United States Army to serve his country during World War II.
They moved to the Blue Hill area where they farmed. In 1956, they moved to Red Cloud to make their home and farm. They operated the Sugar & Spice Drive-In for five years. Lucille was employed at the doctor’s office for a period of time as the receptionist and then worked at the local pharmacy. In 1990, Dalvin and Lucille moved to the Good Samaritan Village in Hastings. They were members of the Peace Lutheran Church.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Dalvin, in March 1991; a brother, Raymond Nierman; two sisters, Dorothy Meinte and Eileen Turner; and and a great-grandson, Matthew C. Krueger.
Surviving are her children, Ronald Krueger, Judith Koski, Kathryn Lockhart and Byron Krueger; 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Francis Watson; and a brother, Wesley Nierman.
A graveside service was held Friday at the Red Cloud Cemetery with the Rev. Jeffrey Kuddes officiating.