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KRUEGER, Richard T.
KRUEGER - Richard T. Richard Theodore Krueger, age 90, died at his home in Asheville NC on
Monday, February 6, 2017. He was born in St. Louis MO on Feb. 3, 1927 to the late Leona and Theodore Krueger. He was predeceased by his sister Carol Carroll in 2009. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elisabeth Felt Krueger; his daughter Jane Montgomery (Curtiss) of Buffalo NY; his son David R. Krueger (Kristin) of Winston-Salem NC; his son Thomas E. Krueger of Sarasota FL; grandchildren Sarah Cash (Derek), Anne Schalk (Greg) and Laura and Scott Krueger: and great-grandchildren Maxwell Schalk, James Cash, and Ivy Schalk.
Mr. Krueger graduated from the Nichols School in Buffalo NY, and served in as an electronics technician in the US Navy in 1945. He held a degree in chemical engineering from MIT, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and received an MBA from the University of Buffalo.
His career included senior management positions with Occidental Petroleum Co., Diamond Crystal Salt Co. and the Farm Bureau of Michigan. He retired in 1989 as CEO of Farmers Petroleum Cooperative of Michigan. After retirement he and his wife moved to Asheville NC, where his main interests were golf at the Country Club of Asheville, participation in the College for Seniors, classical music and bridge. He was a member of the Asheville New Friends club and served terms on the board of directors of the Asheville Country Club and the Council on Aging.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial gifts may be made to the Endowment Fund of Grace Episcopal Church, Asheville NC, or to a charity of choice.