Local icon Fred Kroeger dies at 97

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Local icon Fred Kroeger dies at 97

‘Always positive and forward-looking’
Fred Kroeger, one of the original supporters of the Animas-La Plata Project, was one of several people honored at a gathering in October 2011. Kroeger died Saturday at 97.

Local icon Fred Kroeger dies at 97

Fred Kroeger, one of the original supporters of the Animas-La Plata Project, was one of several people honored at a gathering in October 2011. Kroeger died Saturday at 97.
Memorial service

A memorial service for Frederick V. Kroeger will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 97075, Washington, D.C., 20077-7258 or www.mda.org; Alzheimer’s Association of Southwest Colorado, 701 Camino del Rio, No. 321, Durango, CO 81301; or the Fort Lewis College Foundation, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301.
Mr. Kroeger was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Eleanor Towne Kroeger; and son, Stanley Kroeger.
He is survived by his daughters Jana Newport of Durango; Marilyn Johnson of Grand Junction and Leslie Koczan of Mishawaka, Indiana; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews.

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