Chesterton Tribune

Francis H. Kroeger dies at 69

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Francis H. Kroeger, of Chesterton, died November 24, 2007.

He was born on July 2, 1939, and raised in Duquesne, Pa. the third child of the late Margaret H. and George B. Kroeger.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Judith (Vuick) Kroeger, and by his three children Eric Kroeger (Lauren), Rebecca Browning, and Paul Kroeger (Kristin); a brother Robert D. Kroeger of Houston, and a sister Judith Almy of Valdez, Alaska and seven grandchildren, Marissa and Cara Anne Kroeger; Charles, Robert, and Theodore Browning; and Gabriel and Olivia Kroeger.

He was also preceded in death by his brother Donald Kroeger and sister Marjorie K. Blaha.

Fran was a metallurgical engineer with U.S. Steel and worked in management with Union Rolls Corporation, and he was an independent engineering consultant with Roll Management Systems at the time of his death. He graduated from Duquesne High School and Grove City College (Pa.) and he was awarded a post-graduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Funeral services will be private.

Friends may greet the family on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 4-7 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

Memorial contributions may be made in Franís honor to the Leukemia Research Foundation, 2700 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, IL 60026; or to Carmel Pups Basketball, c/o Jim Town General Manager, 13651 Singletree Ct., Carmel, IN 46032

 

Posted 11/26/2007