Julius Ernest Kruger, age 90, of Frazee, MN, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 4, 2012, at the Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, MN. Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2012, at the Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Julius was born March 22, 1922 in Silver Leaf Township, rural Frazee, MN, to Gustav and Anna (Litzau) Kruger. He attended country school District 85 for grades 1-8. On October 30, 1947, he married Frances Ina Nelson at St. John's Lutheran Church of Height of Land. Julius did carpentry work with Fred Palm and Mike Leitheiser. He also worked for Swift & Co in Frazee, Detroit Lakes Ice Works, Sornsin Construction of Fargo, and STS Trucking of Detroit Lakes.
Julius had a heart of gold. He was a kind soul, willing to help anyone in need. He enjoyed working in the woods, dancing, and watching deer and turkeys from his front window. In his later years, Julius and Frances also enjoyed frequenting the local restaurants where they enjoyed pie and coffee. Julius enjoyed living close to his son and often walked over to help Jim in his repair shop. Julius left this world a better place than he found it, with soft spoken words of kindness and caring hands. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.
Surviving Julius is his wife, Frances; one daughter, Fran (Ron) Johnson of Perham; one son, James (Kim Tate) of Frazee; 4 grandchildren: Jacquelyn (Thor) Christianson, Robert (Angie) Johnson, Richard (Chasity) Johnson and Michelle (Geoff) Theobald; 9 great grandchildren: Katarina Christianson, Connor Christianson, Torin Christianson, Tyr Christianson, Lilli Johnson, Mylinda Johnson, Paige Johnson, Evalyn Theobald and Alyvia Theobald; one sister, Ella Konarick of Frazee; one sister, Ella Konarick of Frazee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Julius in death are his parents; four sisters: Martha (Leonard) Schultz, Grace (Graydon) Engle, Stella (Gib) Bachmann, and Mabel (Ralph) Urbach; along with three brothers: Alvin, Ervin, and Clarence Kruger.