George C. Krueger
Dec. 6, 1924-June 22, 2018
Palo Alto, California
"It was fun while it lasted." George Charles Krueger, age 93, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2018 in Beaverton, Oregon. George was born on December 6, 1924 in Los Angeles, California and was the only child of Louis E. Krueger and EtheI May Ellis. He joins his wife, Patricia Elizabeth Rollman Krueger, who passed on November 13, 2015, at the age of 90. George and Pat were married just short of 68 years. Patricia was born on October 4, 1925 in San Francisco, California and was the daughter of Herbert Theodore Rollman and Dorothy Smythe. She was preceded in death by her brother, James Taylor Raynold.
George and Patricia were married on Dec 19, 1948 in Oakland, California. George ("Bud") served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and graduated from Stanford University in 1952. Patricia ("Pat") graduated from Providence School of Nursing in Oakland, California in 1946 and was a registered nurse. The two met in Monrovia, California in 1947, after the war, at the Pottenger tuberculosis sanatorium as they recovered.
They lived in Palo Alto for 66 years, 1950-2016, where they raised their seven children: Kay (John), Jim (Alahna), Mark (Marcia), Julia (Glenn), Carol (Bill), Paul (Traci) and Liz (R.J.). They are survived by their seven children as well as 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
George worked in finance and was an avid sports fan and a lifelong Stanford alumni member. He attended Stanford home football games for 50 years, often taking his children along, where they would sit in the Junior Rooters section. He cheered on the SF Giants till his passing.
In the 1960s, George managed his sons' Palo Alto Little League teams out of the ballpark on Middlefield Road and enlisted the help of older neighbor boys as coaches. He loved the sun, swimming, the beach and bodysurfed well into his 70s.
Pat was an animal lover, often sharing her home with three pets. Pat worked as a nurse at Stanford Hospital in the 1950s until after her fourth child was born, then stayed home. Being the only medical professional in the neighborhood, she was called upon by friends and neighbors for illness or injury questions. She was actively involved in her children’s elementary school.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Alta Mesa Cemetery in Palo Alto.