Dan Krueger, a resident of Hondo, TX, died peacefully after a short illness on January 17, 2020 at the age of 73.
Dan is survived by his wife, Debbie Krueger (née Wallace); his daughters, Kristen Douglas and Mandy Krueger, his son-in-law Kyle Douglas, his grandsons Peyton Douglas and Logan Douglas, his sister Linda Watson and brother-in-law Jeff Watson, nephew Zack Watson and nieces Lacy Schlimmer and Kym James. He is also survived by loving in-laws, nephews through marriage, and a host of long-time friends. He is predeceased by his parents Edo (Babe) Krueger and Josephine Krueger Ground (née Schumacker).
Dan was born at Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX on July 2, 1946 to Babe and Jo. He was the first child to be born to a French war bride in Corpus Christi. Dan joined the U.S. Marine Corps Forces when he graduated high school and served as an Enlisted Marine in Reserve for 6 years. He earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Marine Science and Technology from Del Mar College in 1971, which was the first ever graduating class at the college. Dan went on to work at the Southwest Research Institute in Corpus Christi and San Antonio, TX for 49 years. On April 12, 1975 he married the love of his life Debbie Wallace, a teacher in Aransas Pass. On August 27, 1977 and December 27, 1979, respectively, he welcomed his two beautiful daughters, whom he loved very much.
Dan was a devoted husband, father, brother and friend. He enjoyed family camping trips, sitting on the porch at the cabin in Terlingua, and relaxing at Mustang Island on the sandy beach. He also enjoyed building, making structures and working for the Institute. It was a joy for him every day of his life.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on January 24, 2020 at the Hondo Funeral Home on Avenue E. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Hondo Animal Care Services.