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Alvin A. Kruckenberg


Alvin A. Kruckenberg, age 88, passed away peacefully July 21, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born May 5, 1926 to Adolph and Rosilia (Klaus) Kruckenberg in Halliday, N.D. He served in the U.S. Army from May 1945 - 27 Jan.. 1947 and received an Army occupation medal and victory medal.

He married Ramona Lang Dec. 29, 1948 in Zap, N.D. and resided on the family farm until 1952. They then moved west to the Newport, Davenport, Odessa in Washington state where Alvin worked for Brendie Machinery. From June 1960-Dec.1966 he worked for Pring Ranch in Rose Lake, Idaho as a foreman. They moved back to Spokane in Dec. 1966 and he worked for Case Company retiring in March 1982.

Alvin then enjoyed putting up hay, combining grain and tending to the cows. He was active dancing Sunday evenings to the old time music at the Eagles Lodge. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Medical Lake, Arie No. 2 Fraternal Order of Eagles and VFW Post 2900.

Alvin is survived by his wife of 65 1/2 years Ramona; son Myron of Spokane and fiance' Cheryl Niles of Medical Lake; daughter Shirley (Dallas) Engel of Cheney; brother Marlyn (Janet) of Ogden, Utah; eight step-grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; three step great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Lorna Lindeman; brother Raymond Kruckenberg and son-in-law Gary L. Huffman. Visitation will be Thursday, July 31 and Friday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at Medical Lake High School Auditorium, 200 E. Barker in Medical Lake with burial to follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. A reception will follow at St. John's Lutheran Church in Medical Lake.


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