Sharon Aleen Kruger, 77, of De Smet died May 27, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 30, 2014, at American Lutheran Church in De Smet, SD, with Reverend Randy Koeller officiating. Burial will follow at De Smet Cemetery. Visitation hours will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 29 at Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet. Osthus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sharon Aleen (Mohror) Kruger was born to Clifford and Eleanor (Sederstrom) Mohror on January 25, 1937. She was raised in Arlington, SD and graduated from Arlington High School in 1955. After graduation, she attended General Beadle State Teacher’s College in Madison, SD where she earned her teaching certificate. She was delighted to be able to use her certificate by teaching at country schools for two years.
On June 7, 1957 Sharon was united in marriage to Maurice Kruger at the Arlington Trinity Lutheran Church. The couple resided in Brookings, SD for two years before building their farm home south of De Smet.
The farm south of De Smet was where she found joy raising three sons, welcomed grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. Sharon enjoyed cooking at the Good Samaritan Center in De Smet from April 1980 to April 2003.
Sharon had many passions, besides her family she loved to help plan weddings and social events and was very talented at knowing how to make decorations, flower arrangements, and knowing the right color combinations for everything. She loved to collect things that she thought were beautiful such as her elaborate bears, heavenly angels, and her priceless dolls just naming a few.
She always had something to do and somewhere to go in the station wagon. Sharon never missed the annual reunion of the Rural Young Men and Women. In fact, she was busy planning for the up coming reunion in June that she loved so much. She also served as an advisor and pageant coordinator for the Junior Angus Association. Sharon and her husband were active members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 22 in Brookings, SD for many years. Sharon was passionate about supporting our veterans. Along with her fellow chapter members, Sharon would send get well cards to ill and injured vets. She even participated with a lobbying effort to increase support to our veterans.
Sharon was a strong and loving woman. She always made the people in her life feel extra special and priceless. She always came to birthday parties, games, concerts, graduations, social events, weddings, and sometimes she just wanted to see the people she loved.
Sharon is survived by her husband, Maurice Kruger; her three sons, Steven, Keven, and Lonny (Chris) all of De Smet; her grandchildren, Heather Kruger, Melissa Kruger, Mathew Furness, Nicholas Kruger, Kalyn Kruger, Veronica Dahl, and LaRen (Jim) Engelkes; her great-grandchildren, Garrett Kruger, Dani Kruger, DJ Plummer, Tracy Engelkes, and Raelynn Engelkes; her sister, Vonnie (Sam) Feistner of Litchfield, MN; her aunt, Myrle Sederstrom; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert Mohror.
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