Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Kevin A. Kroeger, 58, a resident of Eldridge, were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 16550 290th St., Long Grove. Burial was in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Long Grove. The family greeted friends from 3-8 p.m. on Monday and 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Ann’s. There was a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Madeline and Benjamin Kroeger Education Fund.
Mr. Kroeger passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Kevin Allan Kroeger was born April 12, 1954, in Davenport, Iowa, the second son of Harold and Janice (Marten) Kroeger. He attended North Scott High School, where he met his beloved wife, Lynn Carstens. The couple was united in marriage April 3, 1976, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Bettendorf.
After attending Iowa State University, Kevin began working at his father’s business, H. F. Kroeger Trucking, and continued working there alongside his brother and son until recently.
He served as a member of the Eldridge Utility Board for more than 20 years, and he was a trusted adviser to the board of the Quad City Montessori School for many years.
Kevin enjoyed gardening, hunting, singing in the choir at St. Ann’s, solving crossword puzzles, playing Bridge, and cooking his famous chili. He was a devoted, loving father and grandfather who treasured every moment spent with friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 36 years, Lynn; mother, Janice Kroeger, Eldridge; son, Shaun (Nicki) Kroeger, Chicago, Ill.; daughter, Jessica (Tim) Kresowik, Davenport; son, Bret (Margaretta) Kroeger, Boston, Mass.; son, Brock (Kathleen) Kroeger, Eldridge; daughter Madeline Kroeger, Eldridge; son, Benjamin Kroeger, Eldridge; three brothers, Kent (Diane), Steven (Susan), Dean (Debra), and a sister, Susan (David) Graham; and four grandchildren, Evelyn, Jacob, Alexander, and Lillian.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Kroeger, and a brother-in-law, Kevin Carstens. May they rest in peace.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Kevin’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.