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Richard Kroeger


1932  –  NOVEMBER 8 2008


Dick Kroeger, died yesterday afternoon (Saturday November 8). Official time 5:01 p.m. He was hunting with a hunting buddy, James Young, in Windom, MN. James administered CPR as the medical units were called by his young son, Cody. Everything was tried in the field and ambulance. The doctor at the hospital in Windom pronounced him dead after nearly a half hour of continuing the effort to revive him.  He died of a massive heart attack.  He was robust and fit with no symptoms I am aware of.  James Young’s girl friend drove me to Windom (2 1/2 hours). I stayed with Dick’s body for some time and then drove home with the girls (two of our bird dogs) arriving home about 1:30 a.m. this morning. Dick frequently told me that he would prefer to die in the field hunting with his dogs. He was blessed. Peace and Love,

          ~~  Amelia Kroeger

Feeling that morality has nothing to do with the way you use the resources of the world is an idea that can’t persist much longer. If it does, then we won’t.
– Barbara Kingsolver

Kroeger, Richard G. Nearing completion of his 66th year, Orono, MN, died unexpectedly November 8 of a heart attack while pheasant hunting in Windom, MN. Survived by wife, Amelia; brothers, John & Bob; sons, Bill, Clint & Erick; grandchildren, Bill, Linda Knutson, Holly, Adam, Ericka, Kayla; great grandchildren Johnny & Joey Knutson; and a host of affectionate extended family. Virtually everyone who knew Dick Kroeger respected his integrity; intelligence; optimism; physical and spiritual presence; keen wit; and deep commitment to help make this world a better place.



I am void of words, but welling with love and gratitude for knowing Dick. I shall never forget when he and I attended a ‘clergy’ meditation session where we sat cross legged for a LONG time to show we (EI/ICA) were/was a part of knowing spiritual practice. [Did we ever!]  :   ) I’m so glad he got to know that Oback Obama won the election. He was a fine man; died while hunting; I do hope it was quick without a lot of suffering. My prayers and love go out to you and the boys, Amelia. If there’s anything I can do from afar, let me know. Deep prayers,

          ~~  Sharon



I was proud to work with you and I was better for having done it.

          ~~  Joan Knutson