In memory of

Russell Kroeger

August 26, 1925 - March 6, 2020
From: Wall Lake, IA
Russell Kroeger

Russell Kroeger

Born: August 26, 1925
Died: March 6, 2020
Age: 94
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   Russell Warren Kroeger, 94, of Wall Lake, IA died peacefully on March 6, 2020 with his family by his side. Russ was a resident of Wall Lake and Lake View.  Russ was born on Aug. 26, 1925, in Manning, IA to Otto and Ella (Gosch) Kroeger. Russ was 7 years old when Ella died and he and his sister Dorine were raised with the help of his grandmother Minnie Biehl  and later his Step Mom, Rose (Brandt) Kroeger. He attended Washington #3 country school and graduated from Vail High School in 1943.  As a junior and senior, he lived and worked on a farm outside of town riding a horse to school.  At an early age he took an interest in music and dancing, as his high school yearbook stated he may become a famous dancer on Broadway, like Fred Astaire.

   On Feb. 7, 1950, Russ married Myra Elizabeth Faber of Wall Lake, where together they raised their four children on farms in Arcadia, Early and Lake View, IA.  Dancing with his lifelong partner Myra was at the top of his loves and they traveled all over NW Iowa to enjoy friends and great dance bands. He loved farming, selling seed corn, bulls, and visiting with area farmers. Working with animals and his registered Angus herd were his pride and joy.

   He was elected to serve as a Supervisor for Sac County for 16 years and he particularly enjoyed working on mental health, housing and road issues.  Russ served on the Agriculture Stabilization & Conservation Service for 7 years, was a Trustee for Clinton Township, a member of the Farm Bureau Board and the Denison Angus Association.   Russell was an active member of St. Joseph’s and Lions Club. You’d often find him playing cards, bowling, golfing, throwing horseshoes or watching and attending sports events.   As a lifelong and loyal Cubs fan, winning the World Series in 2016 was his ultimate thrill!

   Survivors include his four children, Sue and Mike Snodgrass of Naples , FL, Joyce and Brad Shelton of Naperville, IL, Keith and Deanna (Simon) Kroeger and Carol and Derek Rohde of Lake View, IA; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, Jon and Stephanie Snodgrass (Elliana), Ryan Snodgrass and Lana Tran (Isla), Brent and Sarah Snodgrass, Lisa Shelton Hall and Jason (Adalyn, Sam and Logan), David and Lindsey Shelton (Ella and Henry), Kevin and Eric Kroeger, Angela Rohde Gillen and Jake (Clara and Gabrielle), Mikayla Rohde and fiancé, Mike Hoppenthaler, also his brother-in-law Gary and Sharon (Ludwig) Faber.

   Russell was preceded by his wife of 64 years Myra Elizabeth Faber; his parents, Otto and Ella (Gosch) Kroeger, stepmother Rose (Brandt) Kroeger, his sister Dorine and husband Charlie Taranowicz, his brother-in-law, Mervin Faber (Myra’s twin) and his in-laws, Tony and Mary (Steinkamp) Faber.


In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the  Russ Kroeger Memorial Fund.
% Carol Rohde, 3371 Otter Avenue, Lake View, IA  51450



Tribute Video
Mass of the Christian Burial
10:30 a.m., Monday
March 9, 2020
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Father Joe Dillinger
Deacon Butch Stone
2:00-5:00 p.m., Sunday
March 8, 2020
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa

5:00 p.m. Vigil Service
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Friday, April 17, 2020 at 1:54 PM
“Sympathies to all the families.”
- Joe and Elise Pick
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:07 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to your family.”
- Gus and Marsha Larson
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:07 PM
“I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He was one of the nicest men I know. He was always friendly with a smile on his face.”
- Diane (Rohde) Stevens
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:07 PM
“Sue, Mike, & family,
We are very sorry for the passing of your father.
May all those beautiful memories of him help you move forward.
He is now at peace and watching over his loved ones.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Nha, Tao, Hanh, & Khanh Nguyen”
- The Nguyens
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:07 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss! He was a sweet and kind man. May God comfort you all in your loss. Love you all.”
- Karen Rohde
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:07 PM
“Sending thoughts and prayers. ”
- Ed andKathy Jackson
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:07 PM
“We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Russ. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Gregg & Sandy Schmitz”
- Gregg Schmitz
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:07 PM
“Deepest Sympathy to all of the family.”
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 1:56 PM
“We are sorry to hear the news about your father Joyce. Prayers to you and your family. ”
- Stephen Freel
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 1:56 PM
“Thinking of all Russ Kroger's family at this difficult time and wishing you the healing power of many beautiful memories.
Our sympathy, Mary Hauser and family”
- Mary Hauser
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 1:56 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the entire family. So sorry can't be there to celebrate Russ's life. He was a great role model. Love you guys. John & Gail”
- John & Gail Bamsey
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:35 PM
“Our deepest sympathy and prayers to your family. ”
- Rob and Marsha Bornhorst (Bartlett)
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:20 AM
“Sympathy and prayers for the family.”
- Gene and MJ Friedrichsen
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:20 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Russell’s family in the loss of your father, grandfather and great grandfather and our dear friend. Along with all of you we have many fond memories. He and Myra were wonderful people.”
- Don and Donna Tjaden
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:20 AM
“Russell u were always really very very good friend 2 me may u Rest In Peace Russell Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” Schnirring
Friday, March 6, 2020 at 4:32 PM
“Sympathies at all the family ”
- Mark and Tami Auen
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