SCHUYLER — James Kroeger, 76, of Schuyler, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at CHI Alegent Hospital in Schuyler.
A memorial gathering in memory of James P. Kroeger will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Kracl Funeral Chapel in Schuyler, with military honors at 3 p.m. by the Schuyler Honor Guard. Refreshments will follow at the funeral chapel. Committal will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers and plants, the family requests memorials be given to the Schuyler Volunteer Fire Department or Colfax County Senior Citizens Center.
James P. Kroeger was born Oct. 27, 1941, in Columbus to George and Louise (Olsen) Kroeger. He attended Schuyler schools and graduated from Schuyler High School. In January 1966, he married Anita Wagner. They later divorced. In October 1970, he married Jeannette Hamata and they had one daughter, Angela. After their divorce Jim married Anita Louise Wright and they, too, divorced. Jim worked for Union Pacific Railroad as an operator in Schuyler and Columbus and later as a warehouse manager in shipping and receiving, in Omaha and Arkansas, retiring after 30 years in 1995. He served in the United States Army from 1960-63 and in the Reserves until 1966.
Jim is survived by his daughter Angela Kroeger of Omaha; two brothers Bill (Vi) Kroeger and Paul (Mary Ann) Kroeger, all of Schuyler; sister-in-law Lolly Kroeger of Lincoln; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Georgean Prunty and two brothers Dick and Jack Kroeger.