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Matthew Ryan Kruggel
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1983
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 2012
Sibley County
Minnesota, USA

Matthew Kruggel of Winthrop

Matthew Ryan Kruggel was born on September 20, 1983, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the son of Ronald and Susan (Jungers) Kruggel. Matthew was baptized as an infant on October 9, 1983, at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Burnsville, Minnesota, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 26, 1998, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop. He received his education in Gibbon, Fairfax and Winthrop, and was a 2002 graduate of the GFW High School in Winthrop. While in high school, he participated in baseball and basketball. Matthew furthered his education at Ridgewater College in Hutchinson for computer programming. He lived at home with his family; they were a tight knit group.

Matthew loved working at J.B. Lures in Winthrop, where he had been employed since his sophomore year in high school. He worked in all aspects of the business.

Matthew was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop.

Matthew loved sports, including the Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves, Wild, Vikings, Lynx and NASCAR. He recently became a member of the "Miller Masonry Bowling Team" with bowling friends, Dale Boyum, LeLand Miller, Tim Anderson, and Terry Pooch. They were very close. He also loved fishing and had his own guide service "Netman." He fished with Delbert Trebbensee, Tom Langhoff and other people from the area. He was happy to be on the lake day and night. His grandfather, Earl, was the one who got him "hooked" on fishing. His fishing boat "Blue Fin" was his pride and joy as well as his uncle's dog Kobe who was Matt's best friend. Matt loved eating, fishing, bowling and going to concerts and sporting events with his cousin/best friend, Brady Kalk and nephew, Darren Clayton.

Matthew passed away suddenly at the Sibley Medical Center in Arlington on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the age of 28 years. Blessed be his memory.

Matthew is survived by his:

Parents, Ronald and Susan Kruggel of Winthrop, MN;

Sister, Heather Kruggel of Chatfield, MN;

Nephew, Darren Clayton of Coralville, IA;

Grandparents, Clara Jungers of Gibbon, MN, and Delores Kruggel of Winthrop, MN;

Uncles and Aunts, Steven Jungers of Fredrick, CO, David Jungers of Shakopee, MN, Michael Jungers of AZ, Janice Kruggel of Winthrop, MN, Donna Matti and her husband, Sherwood of Eastman, WI, Connie Kalk of Fairfax, MN, Gary Kruggel and his wife, Lori of Winthrop, MN, and Chuck Kruggel and his fiancée, Lynn Siegle of Stewart, MN;

Many cousins, other relatives and friends.

Matthew was preceded in death by his Grandfathers, Earl Jungers and Theodore Kruggel; Uncle, Allan Kalk; Sister in infancy, Melissa Sue Kruggel.
Winthrop Cemetery
Sibley County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Block C-1
Created by: Jim & Dawn Sanders
Record added: Nov 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100513854
Matthew Ryan Kruggel
Added by: Jim & Dawn Sanders
Matthew Ryan Kruggel
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Matthew Ryan Kruggel
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