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Arlene Mable (Salger) Kruger, age 94, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 11, 2020 at home with her daughter and son-in-law, John and LaDonna Messer in rural Dysart.

Private family funeral services will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Garrison with Rev. Dr. Dean Rothchild officiating. Interment will be held at the Garrison Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, or Cedar Valley Hospice

Arlene was born at her home in Newhall on February 12, 1926, the daughter of Herman and Marie (Alpers) Salger. She was baptized by Rev. Otto Nieting of the St. John Lutheran Church, (then a country church) at her home on February 28, 1926. She attended country school and parochial school. On November 13, 1946, she was united in marriage to Kenneth M. Kruger, son of Merle and Elberta (Smiley) Kruger at the Trinity Lutheran parsonage in Vinton, by Rev. Otto Nieting

Arlene was a faithful member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Garrison. She loved spending time with her family. Arlene enjoyed gardening together with her husband Kenny. She liked watching T.V. westerns, and cooking shows, and doing word search puzzles.

She is survived by her daughters, LaDonna (John) Messer of Dysart, Nancy Kruger of Garrison; 4 grandchildren, Darcy Sherwood of LaPorte City, Jody (Josh) Powers of Waterloo, Natalie Kruger-Bartosh of Vinton, Nikole Kruger-Bartosh of Panama city, FL; 7 great-grandchildren, Emily (Andy) Spoerre, Kaylee Sherwood, Brayden Powers, Brennyn Powers, Kayden Kruger, Presley Pope, and Ellianna Hite; sister-in-law Pat Salger and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth in 1997; her parents, Herman, and Marie Salger; her in-laws, Merle, and Elberta Kruger; sisters Viola (Glen) Peterson, Nadine (Robert) Raymond, Loretta (Roger) Struve; brothers, Lawrence Salger, Marion Salger; and her great grandson Brylan Powers.

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Nancy, LaDonna, and families,
How sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Living in Merle and Alberta's home, I often think of your parents and grandparents with fond thoughts and memories.
Recently, thoughts of your mother and her welfare had come to me, as I hoped she was well.
At this time of year, and with the difficulties of this year, it is my hope that you will remember the pleasure that she brought to your father and to all of us.
Bruce A. Gardner
By: BRUCE GARDNER on December 13th 4:09pm
Prayers to you and your family on the loss
of your dear Mother. She was such a joy to
talk to.May you all be blessed by God as
you grieve your sad loss. Dale and Karen Hagen
By: Dale And Karen Hagen on December 14th 4:35pm

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