Augusta (nee Neitsch) Kruger

Augusta Kruger

(nee Neitsch)

was born on July 1st, 1916 in Poland and passed away peacefully on January 24th, 2008 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, having reached the age of 91 years.

She is survived by her loving family; her daughter, Lillian (Bob) Weatherill; her son, Derek Kruger; two grandchildren, Darrell (Jonna) and Carrie Lynn Weatherill and four great-grandchildren, Keaton, Reese, Brennen and Lincoln Weatherill. She is also survived by Frieda Kupker, her last remaining sibling, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Reinhard on May 12th, 1994, her parents and apart from Frieda, all her other brothers and sisters.

Oma grew up on a family farm in Poland and immigrated to Canada after the second world war in March, 1948. Here she met Reinhard, they married in 1948 and together raised their children and operated a family orchard on L&A Road in the BX District for their entire lives. Faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, love of her family, her church and dedication to work in the orchard were the essence of her life.

Those wishing to pay their last respects to Augusta may do so at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 from 7:00-8:00 P.M. A Graveside Service will be held at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery on Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 at 11:30 A.M. followed by a celebration of Oma’s faith and life at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Roy White officiating.

As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Augusta to the Vernon & District Hospice House, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4 or to St. John’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 5151-Alain Road, Vernon, B.C. V1B 3K6.

Funeral arrangements have been made with

BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,

5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5

(542-1187)