Betty Jean Krueger, 93, of Prairie City, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Prairie Vista Village in Altoona. A memorial service was Monday, Nov. 20 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Colfax. Burial was at Canfield Cemetery in Ivy. Memorials may be directed to Prairie City Public Library and condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The daughter of William James and Ruth (Rodrick) Free, Betty was born July 3, 1924, in Des Moines. She graduated from East High School in 1942, and then graduated from Mercy Nursing School. On May 25, 1946, she was united in marriage to Jerry Packer Krueger in Seattle, Wash. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Colfax, where she was active in the Altar & Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters Court. She enjoyed gardening, watching birds, reading and collecting teapots.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Jerry Dane (Rita) Krueger of Prairie City, Kurt (Cyd Donnelly) Krueger of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Kirsten Marie (Dale Dawson) Williams of Fulton, Mo.; five grandchildren, Dana (Brad) Clark, Natalie (Eric) Owens, Daniel (Jennifer) Williams, Kevin (Gabbi) Krueger and Erin (Nicole) Krueger; four great-grandchildren, Dane, Ian, Alyssa and Will; her siblings, Rod (Mary Jane) Free of Ankeny, Patricia Free of Pleasant Hill and Michael Free of Des Moines; as well as several nieces and nephews. Preceding Betty in death were her parents; step-mother, Margaret Lysaght Free; husband in 1989; a son, Kristopher in 1962; two grandchildren, Alan Krueger and Andy Williams; two sisters, Rose Ann Kane and Eileen Reed; and daughter-in-law,