LTC (Retired) Robert A. Krueger

LTC (Retired) Robert A. Krueger

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LTC (Retired) Robert “Bob” Alan Krueger, 96, husband of Sallye Bryant Whitehead Krueger, passed away July 4, 2024, at The Cascades.

Born in Minneapolis, MN, son of the late Edward Bert Krueger and Adelaide “Addie” Diers Krueger, he was a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Army. Bob joined the Army in 1946 and was sent to Germany at the end of WWII. He served as a Cryptographic Technician for two years and then took time off for school. He earned the Army of Occupation Medal and World War II Victory Medal. In 1950 he rejoined until retiring in 1968. He served in the Korean War and Vietnam War earning the Legion of Merit Award in 1966 and again in 1968. He worked as an Inspector General and in Army Intelligence and was part of the Airborne and Mountain divisions. Other awards include the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 60, Technical Service Medal, First Class, and Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

After retiring from the military, he worked for more than thirty years in forecasting, operations, and planning at the managerial level and as a consultant. He was certified by APICS The Association for Operations Management, taught college courses, conducted professional training, wrote articles for professional magazines, and spoke at international and regional conferences.

Bob has always been interested in writing and had three books published: "Business Forecasting: A Practical, Comprehensive, Resource for Managers and Practitioners", "The Children's Story, A Novel Not for Children" (about good and evil), and "Business and Sales Forecasting, A Practical, Comprehensive Course of Instruction." Reading was a passion and after retirement he became one of Amazon’s top reviewers for books. His fourth book “The Missing Diamond” is pending. He worked on this up until a few weeks before his passing.
In addition to being a devoted husband and father, Bob was creative, witty, fiercely independent, disciplined, honest, and an all-around upstanding guy. He loved a good cigar with a fine glass of bourbon.

He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Mollye Krueger Tilton (Darrin) of Atlanta, GA and Sallye Diers Krueger of Greer.

Mr. Krueger was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Edward Krueger.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at The Wood Mortuary Chapel, conducted by Rev. David Smith.

Interment will follow the service 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery.

A visitation will be held 9:45-10:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at The Wood Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or Greer Community Ministries, PO Box 1373 Greer, South Carolina.

Online condolences may be made to www.thewoodmortuary.com.

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