George “Bud” W. Kruger Jr., 71 of Loup City, NE died Monday, July 25, 2022 at Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell, NE. Cremation has been held and military honors will be provided by the Loup City American Legion Post #48 and United States Navy at 11:00 a.m. on May 13, 2023 at the Sherman County Courthouse Veterans Wall. A Celebration of Bud’s life will follow at the Loup City American Legion.
George Willard Kruger, Jr. was born July 23, 1951 at Grand Island, Nebraska to George W., Sr. and Doris J. (Loukata) Kruger. Bud graduated from Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1969. In August, 1969 Bud enlisted in the Army. In November, 1973 he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Vietnam War. He retired from the Navy in 1991 and lived in Loup City, Nebraska the rest of his life. Bud was a member of the Loup City American Legion Post #48. He loved to fish and spend time at the Legion Club with his friends.
Bud is survived by his sister, Susan (Robert) Harm of Lincoln, NE; sister-in-law, Kimberly Kruger of Loup City, NE; special nephew, Tim Kruger of Loup City; special niece, Jennifer Kruger-Case of Houston, Texas as well as other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David G. Kruger and his grandparents.