OBITUARY

Richard "Rick" Harman Krieger

December 20, 1947April 21, 2018
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Richard "Rick" Harman Krieger, 70, of Kansas City, MO passed away, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Rick was born December 20, 1947 to Evelyn and Fred Krieger in Toledo, OH. He was a Vietnam Veteran, serving as a Rifle Marksman in the United States Marine Corp, Company C, where he was awarded 5 medals. He served 3 terms from 1965-1969. Rick was a painter for 40 plus years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Alberta, Delores, and Evelyn; brothers Freddie, Carl, and Gomer and step daughter Shelly. Rick leaves behind his wife, Dorothy A. Krieger of 26 years; his sister Doree Whitaker, one son, five step daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren. Rick will be deeply missed by all his loving family and friends.

  • FAMILY

  • Dorothy Krieger, Wife
  • Doree Whitaker, Sister
  • one son, five step daughters, and
    12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steve Barnard, Pallbearer
  • Chad Barnard, Pallbearer
  • John Blair, Pallbearer
  • Josh Bushmoyer, Pallbearer
  • Billy Shields, Pallbearer
  • Eric Shields, Pallbearer
  • Brandon Miller, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Richard "Rick" Harman Krieger

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Carrie Emmons

April 26, 2018

Rick was such a kind man. He had a great sense of humor and always seemed to go with the flow, and would always offer to help.
We are saddened and very sorry for your loss.
❤️Mike and Carrie Emmons and family

Judy Seda

April 25, 2018

Rick, I still can’t believe your gone, it just doesn’t seem real. You’ve been in our lives for so many years, it just won’t be the same without you. You were always so happy and never let anything get you down. You always had a smile on your face, and knew how to light up a room.

I’ll always remember how much you enjoyed giving Luis a hard time. You were always flirting with me, and trying to make him jealous. We had such good laughs, I will treasure those memories forever.

RIP ,
Judy

Samantha Roach

April 25, 2018

I feel so lucky to have had what I consider the greatest, funniest, most loving grandpa around. I have so many wonderful memories with him I wouldn’t even know where to begin. I don’t know I’d be the person I am today without him. To me we all could stand to be a little more like him. So here are some lessons I learned from my grandpa:

-There is no such thing as a tool that’s not useful.
-At any given time be able to quote any of the memorable lines from The Lion King.
-If you pass gas in public walk away quickly.
-Remain the undefeated Pogo Stick Champion.
-Your never too old to flirt with your cute waitress.
-Rescue your favorite kitty. (Or just any kitty)
-Tell cheesy jokes and find yourself absolutely hilarious!
-Don’t mess with grandma.
-Accept and opportunity to defeat your grandsons in a game of horse shoes.
-Never lose hope in scratcher tickets.
-Do anything for your family.
-Know how much we all love and miss you.

Grandpa I like to think there’s still a part of you with me never that I can keep even though your gone now. I can’t put into words how much I love and will miss you. I will see you again one day.
Love Sammy
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William O’Malley

April 25, 2018

Rick,

The day I first got the pleasure to meet you Samantha had invited me over to a gathering with her intimidatingly large family. I can still remember how terrified I was to go. When I arrived quietly introducing myself to everyone and trying to not embarrass myself in front of my future wife’s family you were the first person to make me feel at home... while at the same time making it very clear that you were a veteran and would defend your family and grand baby above all else. From the day we first met you made me feel like a part of the family and I have grown to love you and your family so much. To the point that I consider you my grandpa as well, I can still remember the last conversation we had, discussing our cats for a solid 30 minutes (way to long for any normal person) You are one of the finest men I have ever met and I would consider myself lucky to end up being half the man that you were.

R.I.P Rick.

William

KIMBERLY BURTON

April 25, 2018

I am at a loss for words. We can't believe your gone. You were the best Grandpa and Great Grandpa to me and my kids. And all us grandkids. I remember when Arlin started teaching at NAU at night for tech classes. You said ," We can now say we have a professor in the family." You will be missed at holidays, dinners , graduations and birthdays. And so competitive with all the boys pretty much with any sport . Made it fun for all of us and them . Hearing the stories of who won. Many laughs shared with all of us. You gave great advice and always the kindness person. You were stubborn with a gentle soul. When I was younger I remember when you all had parties. I would dance with you on your boots LOL as a kid. Many many years ago. So many memories with you and Grandma. I honestly have so many great memories would be impossible to remember them all. We all love you and appreciated everything you did for everyone. Used to loved to dance, play sports with the kids, get down on the floor with the little babies and toddlers and all your great grandkids think the world of you too. You loved to gamble and I decided to have a poker party at my house and BBQ for the guys so they could have a fun party too. I am SO thrilled how much you loved that and wanted to do that again in the man cave. And Brenten and Dylan loved playing wii bowling with you . WE will be strong with the love and strength of our family to pull us all through this.
You will be missed more than words. Every person that met you loved you and still do.
It happened so fast. To my family hold your loved ones close, tell them you love them for every second is precious! <3 To my family: I love you more!

Dorothy Krieger

April 25, 2018

Rick,
First of all I want to say how much I love you and always will until the lord calls me home to be with you. Its hard to put into words what you meant to me:
You was a great step father to my girls, a great grandfather to our 12 grandkids, and also to our 25 great-grandkids. Our grandsons thought you was a really cool guy, and so much fun to be around. But if they needed advice or just a shoulder to lean on you was there for them also. They always had total respect for you, and was willing to lend a hand to you in turn. The 25 great-grandkids loved you also. You would get down and play with them, they really enjoyed it.
Rick words just cant say enough about how much I'm going to miss you. We did everything together. When my knee went out you took such good care of me. I am assured that we will get the chair lift that you was worried about. I'm sort of mad at you for leaving before me, but its ok...I'm a big girl and will do alright. I have this big wonderful family behind me and they will help me out. We all loved you so much and you will be missed, more anyone can say. Rest In Peace baby, I love you!

Your Loving Wife,
Dorothy

Rose Simpson

April 25, 2018

Still hard to believe you are gone.
You were a wonderful brother-in-law,and the most kind hearted person. When anyone needed help they could always count on you. You will be deeply missed by everyone who knew you .

Doree Whitaker

April 25, 2018

I’ll be lost without you Rick and Miss talking about things on the phone. Loved it when you guys came to Michigan and family would come to our house to see you ,my little brother. Days of snipe hunting , garage saling, never ending picking on me but I would always come back for more. You always made me laugh but now I cry . love you. I have many fond memories of our childhood. Those memories will last forever. You were an important part of my life and I hope to someday see you again someday.

Charlene Aldridge

April 25, 2018

Dear Rick
You are the best thing that ever happened to my mom. You were a great step father to us girls. You were there for us anytime we needed you. My kids and grandkids loved you as their Papa. Kenzie walked around Saturday and said where is Papa? Kim told her you went bye-bye .Someday she will understand. Dewey is walking around lost but we are taking good care of him. Mom is lost a little for now. But she is a very strong woman with a big family that will take great care of her also. So don’t worry about anything. Tell Shelly hi, and I will see you someday when it is my time. We love you and you will be missed greatly.

Steven Barnard Jr

April 25, 2018

What can I say about Grandpa...well he was so many things to so many people. For me he was my Grandfather, my friend, and an endless source of support, advice, and love. You could always count on having a good laugh when you spent time with grandpa. While I was going through rough times in my past when so many people had counted me out he never did! He never judged me or anyone for that matter, and always offered words of encouragement and let me know he believed in me. Thats who he was...always willing to help where he could. He was also probably one of the most competetive people I knew. Even competing in pogo stick contest...it was hilarious! Anyways, I love you Grandpa, I and so many others will miss you tremendously!

Biography

Richard "Rick" Harman Krieger, 70, of Kansas City, MO passed away, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Rick was born December 20, 1947 to Evelyn and Fred Krieger in Toledo, OH. He was a Vietnam Veteran, serving as a Rifle Marksman in the United States Marine Corp, Company C, where he was awarded 5 medals. He served 3 terms from 1965-1969. Rick was a painter for 40 plus years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Alberta, Delores, and Evelyn; brothers Freddie, Carl, and Gomer and step daughter Shelly. Rick leaves behind his wife, Dorothy A. Krieger of 26 years; his sister Doree Whitaker, one son, five step daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren. Rick will be deeply missed by all his loving family and friends.