|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1927|
|Death: ||Feb. 17, 2013|
Maj. Marion H. "Hank" Krueger, 85, of Hertford, North Carolina died on February 17, 2013. He was born on June 9, 1927 to Arthur Henry and Esther Alleyne Amelia Krueger in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota.
He spent his youth growing up in rural Minnesota amongest a large and loving, extended family. He particularly enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brother Donald.
Drafted into the Army at the end of WWII, he was selected for Officer's Candidate School and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. During this period, he married Ruth Mae Brose of Minneapolis. In a long and distinguished military career, Maj. Krueger was stationed throughout the world. He was a member of the team that built the first hydrogen bomb test site at Eniwetok Atoll in the South Pacific. He worked in targeting and photo reconnaissance during the Korean War and was assigned to Germany during the initial stages of the Cold War. He later served in Iran as part of the U.S. military assistance group during the early 1960's and completed his military career as the Post Engineer at Ft. Story, VA.
He then settled in Virginia Beach but soon started a second career in business and was one of the founders of Lendman Associates, a personnel consulting and recruiting company headquartered in Norfolk. During the time he was with Lendman, he was responsible for the rapid and profitable expansion of the company in both the U.S. and overseas. After leaving Lendman he started a number of successful small businesses in Virginia Beach/Norfolk area.
He lost his beloved first wife, Ruth, in March 1998 but then married his high school sweetheart June "Billy" Massahos in March 2002. Hank and Billy settled in Hertford NC. During the later years of his life, he and his wife enjoyed extended tours of the country in their RV visiting with friends and relatives and travelled almost every state in the country. He remained active in civic and community causes throughout his career and was a member of the Society of American Military Engineers, Retired Officer Association, the Korean War Veterans Association and Holiday Island Yacht Club.
He was preceded in death by his wives – Ruth Mae and June Pearl Krueger, and his brother Donald. He is survived by his son, Edward Krueger and wife Donna of Atlanta, GA, daughter Lani Krueger, and son-in-law Donald Carlstrom, Sr. of Virginia Beach. With his marriage to Billy, he gained three more children; Achilles and Christopher Massahos of Eugene, OR and Jackie Beauvais of Cupertino, CA. He was extremely proud of his five grandchildren: Dori Boak of Nokesville, VA, Nels "Ned" Carlstrom of Chesapeake; Derek Krueger of Tampa, FL; Donald Carlstrom, Jr. of Richmond, VA; Heather Kent of Atlanta, GA, and twelve great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Friday, Feb 22, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Maestas Chapel. A funeral will be held on Saturday at noon at the funeral home with interment following the service at Princess Anne Memorial Park, Great Neck Road.
We have lost a great man. He was a true man of integrity; loving, giving, honest and fair. A tremendous sweet spirit to live on in our hearts forever. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com.
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