Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 30, at the Peters Funeral Home in Wagner. Burial was in the ZCBJ Cemetery, rural Wagner.
Walter was born September 10th, 1930 in Avon, to William and Louisa (Rueb) Kreeger. He passed away the morning of Monday, March 22, 2021 at the Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Kearney, NE at the age of 90 years old.
Walter enlisted in the U.S. Army on 20 September 1950 in Sioux Falls. After basic training, he proudly served in the Korean War as an artilleryman, where he served 11 months in combat. Watler returned to the US and was discharged with honors from Camp Attebury, Indiana in 1953.
Walter Kreeger married LaVelle McCormick in Ravinia, on May 7, 1954. A son, Jerry, was born to their union in 1960. Walter, known to some as “Coalie,” a nickname earned from his years of working in the coal mines, enjoyed working with his hands, writing letters to family and friends, and singing classic country songs.
Walter is survived by his son Jerry Kreeger and his son’s partner Wendy Stephenson of Draper; two grandchildren: Steven Kreeger (U.S. Army - currently abroad in Lille, France) and Roman Kreeger and his wife Christina (Cottage Grove, Minnesota); several nieces and nephews; and two great-grandchildren Milly and Mitchell.
Walter was preceded in death by his wife LaVelle (McCormick) Kreeger in 2010, his parents William and Louisa, his three brothers Paul, Erwin, and Wilbur; and three sisters, Nettie Busenburg, Sylva Menendez, and Lillian Clemens.
In his life, Walter laughed, fought, sang, loved and always brought happiness to those around him.