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Leroy J. "Butch" Kroeger, Jr.

Leroy J. "Butch" Kroeger, Jr.

Leroy J. 'Butch' Kroeger, Jr., age 80, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on August 1, 1941 in Quincy, the son of Leroy and Lois (Laird) Kroeger, Sr.

Leroy started working when he was 13 and worked hard until he was 78, never missing a day. He worked at Celotex, mostly in the maintenance department. After the company closed he worked at Blessing Hospital until he retired two years ago.

Leroy was of the Protestant Faith. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but nothing as much as sitting on the front porch with a cold Budweiser and listening to Cardinals Baseball. He also liked watching baseball and football on t.v. and walking his dogs.

He was kind,"old school" in a good way, and dearly loved by his family. Leroy was a true family man and worked very hard to provide for them. Leroy made sure that they always came first. His family relationships were very important, he also was very close to his brother, sisters, his cousin, Judy Sparks and his special niece Niki Schomshor.

He is survived by:
CHILDREN: Duke (Julie) Kroeger, Tina Kroeger and Bobbette Kroeger all of Quincy; Scott Kroeger of Portsmouth, VA.
GRANDCHILDREN: Brett, Rocky, Brittany, Michael, Cory, Brandi, Jessica, Zach, Lyndsey, and Shia.
17 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.
SIBLINGS: Bill (Alice) Russell, Robert Kroeger, Laird 'Poochie' Kroeger.
BROTHER-IN-LAW: Robert James (Barbara) Walker, Sr. of Quincy.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to his wife, Leroy was also preceded in death by parents, son Bill Kroger, a daughter Jennifer Kroeger and his siblings: Don Russell, Jeanette Sheehan and Kathy Kennedy.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Cremation rites will be accorded and a private inurnment at Greenmount Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Family.

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From:
Julie Kindhart
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I'm sorry for your loss.
From:
Aneta (De Weese) Peters
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Bobbette, So sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family !
From:
Jo Lynn Reagan
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sorry for your loss. Leroy was a very dear man and hard worker. We were raised in the same neighborhood and worked at Blessing together. Knew Leroy, Rita both. Special people. He will be missed.
From:
Paul Duesterhaus
Quincy, IL
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My sincere condolences to the entire Kroeger Family. I worked with Butch for many years at Celotex. He was much admired for his solid work ethic and his great sense of humor. He was fiercely protective, and very proud, of his children and grandchildren. It was clear to see that his number one priority in life was always his family. He was a good man.

I’m so sorry for your loss.
From:
NICOLE DINNWIDDIE
SAVANNAH, GA
Comments:
I used to call my uncle butch uncle bowser. Now he's my angel. He was a good man.
From:
Mike Nicholson
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Butch at Celotex.