Jack A. Krueger
May 10, 1928 – October 16, 2010
Jack A. Krueger passed away on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. Jack was born to Elizabeth H. Krueger and Ben A. Krueger in San Antonio on May 10, 1928. In 1929, the family moved to New Braunfels where Jack spent the rest of his life surrounded by many aunts, uncles and cousins. During his school years, Jack was very active in the boy scouts, earning the highest award of Eagle Scout. Jack graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1945 and later earned a business degree from Texas A&M in 1949, where he was a member of the Corps. After graduation, he joined the National Guard and began work in the family business, Krueger Chevrolet and Mazda.
Jack loved every aspect of the city of New Braunfels and instilled this love in his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed countless hours swimming in the Comal River. In 1977, he and his wife Nancy remodeled the family ranch house and many gatherings were held at the Krueger Circle 1 Ranch, from wedding celebrations to family reunions at Christmas. His grandchildren loved taking rides with Daddy Jack on his tractor and everyone enjoyed being there.
Jack was a businessman, rancher, sailor, and civic pioneer. He was a member of the Jaycees where he served as Chairman of the Miss Texas Pageant. He served as Chairman of the Board and a Blue Coat member of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce; a past officer of the New Braunfels Rotary; an “Opa” in the Wurstfest Association and a member of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association. He was also a member of the New Braunfels Heritage Society and the Museum of Texas Hand Made Furniture, where he served as President of the Board and a docent and participated in the museum’s Elderhostel program. He was the first president of the Allegro Dance Club and a member of the Soiree Club. He was a member of the Canyon Lake Yacht Club where he sailed competitively for many years. After retiring, he and his wife Nancy purchased a mountain home in Ruidoso, N.M., where he enjoyed golfing and made life-long friends.
His greatest passion however, came later in his life when he came to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, through Bible Study Fellowship. He was completely devoted to the Bill Glass Prison Ministry, where he could minister to the prisoners and share his experiences with them. He was devoted to helping the prisoners have a better chance for rehabilitation. He also founded the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast through the Christian Business Men’s Association (CBMC-USA).
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Nancy P. Krueger. They shared everything; including their love of traveling, sailing, New Mexico and especially in their love of Christ together. He is also survived by five children: two sons, Mark A. Krueger of Meyersville, Texas, and Kent A. Krueger of New Braunfels, and three daughters, Kathy Fountain Boss of Houston, Lisa Louise Fountain and Nanette Fountain King, and son-in-law Brit W. King, all of New Braunfels. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Kathryn Kelly Boss and Willard Irwin Boss, III, and also their father Willard I. Boss of Houston; Weston and Parker King of New Braunfels and Derrick A. Krueger of Meyersville, Texas. He is also survived by the following cousins: Mrs. Doyle Krueger, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Krueger, Ms. Arlene Seals and Mr. and Mrs. George Goepf all of New Braunfels. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Weil, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Donegan both of Seguin.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the following organizations: The Bill Glass Prison Ministries, P.O. Box 761101, Dallas, Texas 75376-1101; CBMC-USA, P.O. Box 3308, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404-0308; New Braunfels Heritage Society, 1370 Church Hill Dr., New Braunfels, Texas 78130.
Visitation services will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 1 p.m at Christ Presbyterian Church, 1620 East Common St., New Braunfels, Texas. Reception following at McKenna Village, 2294 E. Common St., New Braunfels.
- Memorial Service Wednesday, October 20, 2010
- Visitation Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Jack A. Krueger
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November 10, 2010
I remember Jack as a young officer with whom I served in the San Marcos unit of the Texas National Guard. A true professional and gentleman always and one whose character was never in question. My thoughts are with his family.
Linda Richter Scheel
October 21, 2010
May God bless you and your family in their loss. It has been many years since I worked at Krueger Chevrolet, but do remember how Mr. Krueger strived for excellence in all that he touched. May time heal your pain.
October 20, 2010
A true New Braunfels icon. You will be missed.
October 20, 2010
I am so sorry!
Dorothy Jean Schneider