Allan J. Kruger, age 71, of 102 Easy Street, Beaver Dam, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.
Allan was born on August 28, 1948 to Adolph and Arlene (Skalitzky) Kruger. On August 29, 1970 Allan was united in marriage to Mary Przekurat at St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church. Allan worked for Hoag Chevrolet in Beaver Dam for 6 years. In 1972 he began a 30-year career at John Deere in Horicon. He started as a troubleshooter line mechanic and then became a fabricator in the Product Engineering department. Allan was very proud of developing a part for a tractor smokestack which was given a patent with his name on it. Upon retirement from John Deere, Allan worked part-time for 10 years with his brother at Specialty Rolled Metals in Beaver Dam.
Allan had a passion for antique automobiles his entire adult life. He owned various Chrysler automobiles and Ford Model A’s. He also owned a stock car team for 2 years in the late 1960’s. He worked on many vehicles over the years for family and friends. His vast knowledge of all things mechanical made him a mentor to many people. He was past president and board member at the Dodge County Historical Society, past president of the Badger Antique Automobile Club, and a member of the Madison Marc Model A Club.
Allan is survived by his wife, Mary Kruger of Beaver Dam; brothers, Arden, Darrell, and Kevin (Heather) Kruger, all of Beaver Dam; sisters, Linda Kaczmarski of Madison and Karen Beske of Beaver Dam; uncle, Eugene (Irene) Skalitzky of Columbus; brothers-in-law, David (Jean) Przekurat of Wild Rose, Michael (Diane) Przekurat of Modesto, CA, John (Sandra) Przekurat and James (Pat) Przekurat, both of Beaver Dam, Raymond Przekurat of Columbus, Russell (Terry Westover) Przekurat of Toltec AZ, Joseph (Vicky) Przekurat of Vancouver WA, Patrick (Crystal) Przekurat of Juneau, and Greg Przekurat of Columbus; sisters-in-law, Doris (Ethan) Nickel of Whitmore, MI, and Sharlene Przekurat of West Bend, and further survived by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Arlene Kruger; grandparents, John and Mabel Kruger and Franklin and Mabel Skalitzky; mother-in-law, Marion Przekurat Schmidt; brothers-in-law, Dennis Przekurat and William Przekurat; sister-in-law, Theresa Schade; uncles, Lester, Alvin, and Donald Skalitzky; aunt, Betty Hodgkins; and other relatives.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020 at St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 300 West Street, Beaver Dam, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam.
Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com