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Maurice "Morrie" Krueger

South Dakota State Coordinator Joy Fisher announced: I just received word that Maurice (Morrie) Krueger, former Edmunds County SDGENWEB CC has passed away.
SDGENWEB has benefitted from Morrie's relentless scanning, and OCR-ing of many, many SD books.
He has also secured permission from copyright holders for us to use all or part of their books.
We will truly miss him, but he has left a legacy that will live forever.

Obituary from the Aberdeen News: Aberdeen - Mass of Christian Burial for Maurice Krueger will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ipswich, S.D. Fr. Gregory Tschakert will serve as Celebrant of the Mass. Burial will be in the Ipswich City Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites. A Liturgical Wake Service will be at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ipswich. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday at Gramm-Hein Funeral Home in Ipswich. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at the church from 11:00 a.m. to the time of the service. Maurice Krueger was born on Dec. 18, 1924, the son of Carl and Wavie (Hall) Krueger in Belle Township, Edmunds County, S.D. He grew up on the farm and attended country school. He graduated from Ipswich High School as valedictorian of his class in 1942. Maurice attended college at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City before joining the U.S. Navy. He attended Electronics school in the Navy and upon receiving his honorable discharge, he went to work at Cook Research Laboratories in Chicago, Ill. While working there, he attended night school at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Ill. In 1952, he was assigned to the Washington, D.C., area where he was in charge of a group of engineers doing countermeasures research on U.S. Navy fire control radars. He then transferred to technical sales and worked for several manufacturers representatives in the Washington, D.C., area before starting his own business, K-G Electronics, Inc. He retired from business in 1980 to pursue hobbies, which included living on his yacht for a number of years on the east coast of the United States prior to returning to South Dakota in 1986. He had been active in a number of clubs, including the Aberdeen Computer Club, the Aberdeen Area Genealogical Society, the South Dakota Genealogical Society, and the North Central Genealogical Society. He was an officer in most of these clubs. He and his wife Florence published over fifty books dealing with genealogy and computers. Maurice also served on various boards including the Southside Cemetery Association in Ipswich, S.D., the Marcus P. Beebe Memorial Library Board in Ipswich, S.D., the South Dakota State Genealogical Society Board, and was a volunteer at the Alexander Mitchell Public Library in Aberdeen, S.D. He died at his home in Aberdeen on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004. Maurice is survived by his wife Florence (Schaub) Krueger of Aberdeen; three sons, Dale and Kirk of Annapolis, Md., and Eric who lives in Virginia; one daughter, Linda (Roy) Prebble of Texas; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, his first wife and one son.

Published in the Aberdeen News on 2/2/2004.

Created on ... March 28, 2004