Ferne A. Kruger
Ferne A. Kruger, 85, of Springfield, died at 6:48 a.m., Friday, April 17, 2015 at Oak Terrace. She was born February 9, 1930 in Lincoln, IL, to William and Mary Durham Comstock. She married Donald F. Kruger on September 3, 1949 and he preceded her in death on March 25, 2013.
Also preceding her in death are her parents, one infant daughter Karen, two sisters, Jeanne Ohlhaver and Dorothy Baker and two brothers William and John “Jack” Comstock.
Survivors include two daughters Christine (Bob) Denk of Urbandale, IA; Kathy (Terry) Charlton of Springfield; four sons Tom (Terry) Kruger of Dixon, Gerry (Ann) Kruger of San Antonio, TX, Mike (Pat) Kruger of Springfield and Pat (Shawn) Kruger of Dallas, TX; 11 grandchildren, Rob (Bryan) Kreissinger Denk, Julie (Matt) Schultz, Jessica Kruger, Nicholas (Kris) Kruger, Sarah, Amy, and Michael Kruger, Katelyn and Will Charlton, Shelly (Cindy) DeFrates and Tracy DeFrates; four great grandchildren, Becca, Breanna, Jaina and Nolan; one sister Barbara (Regis) Nalepka of St. Augustine, FL; one brother Robert (Jean) Comstock of Chevy Chase, MD and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Company in the Comptrollers Department, retiring in 1985.
Ferne was a member of Telephone Pioneers, she enjoyed reading, cooking, working puzzles, walking and traveling in their motorhome.
Memorial Gathering: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015 at St. Agnes Church.
Memorial Mass: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015 at St. Agnes Church with Reverend Robert Jallas officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Association.