James “Jim” Kruggel, age 82, of Winthrop passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be Monday, February 27, 2023, 2:00 P.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be from Monday, February 27, 2023, from 11:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M., ALL at church.
James “Jim” Norman Kruggel was born on January 25, 1941, in New Ulm, Minnesota. He was the son of Norman C. and Leona (Gerland) Kruggel. Jim was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop. He received his education in Winthrop and was a graduate of the Winthrop High School class of 1959.
On December 26, 1964, Jim was united in marriage to Carol Brand at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Their union was blessed with six children. Jim and Carol shared 37 years of marriage when Carol passed away on September 3, 2002.
Jim was employed with his dad and brother as an electrician for NC Electric Service, Crop Production Services in Winthrop, in production at AFCO in Winthrop and Unidoor Corporation in Gaylord.
Jim enjoyed fishing, bowling, hunting, playing cards and his grandchildren activities. He was inducted into the Winthrop Bowling Hall of Fame. Jim cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jim passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park at the age of 82 years. Blessed be his memory.
Jim is survived by his:
Children, Joe Kruggel and his wife, Barb of Victoria, MN,
Jacki Kruggel of Winthrop, MN,
Brad Kruggel and his wife, Erika of Sioux Falls, SD,
Kim Schauer and her husband, Jeff of Winthrop, MN,
Jamie Kruggel and her fiancée, Mark Kehn of New Ulm, MN, and
Shawn Kruggel and his wife, Rosie of Winthrop, MN;
Grandchildren, Nick Kruggel and special friend, Ashley Schlosser, Gina Greenwald and her husband, Nick, Myranda Bauer, Carson, Morgan and Kevan Kruggel, Holly Peterson and her husband, Shawn, Troy Schauer and his wife, Ashley;
Great-grandchildren, Brody and Brecklyn Kruggel, Ruby and Amelia Greenwald, Madison, Owen and Noah Peterson;
Sister, Kathy Volkmann and special friend, LeRoy Lang of Winthrop, MN;
Brother, Dennis Kruggel and his wife, Murti of Shakopee, MN;
Brother-in-law, John Springer of Winthrop, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his Parents, Norman and Leona Kruggel; Wife, Carol Kruggel; Sisters, Elaine Springer and Jean Kruggel.