Edward Charles Kruger
Edward Charles Kruger, “Very loved husband, father, grandpa and Pappy.”
– Madelina Pratt,
Feb. 9, 2013
Ed passed from the loving arms of his wife to the arms of his Heavenly Father on May 18, 2013.
Born Sept. 21, 1917 in Chicago, Ill., Ed lived most of his life in California. He was married to Phyllis Jean Croughan on Jan. 24, 1942, just before enlisting in the Navy. After completing his training in the IC school in Washington, DC, he served as Electricians Mate First Class on the Naval Destroyer USS Callahan, seeing duty in the South Pacific during World War II.
Upon returning home, he settled his family in Tujunga, Calif. and worked in the electrical field until his retirement in 1980. In retirement, Ed was blessed to have been able to build his home at the age of 62 in Bishop where he shared in the lives of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His love of children extended to his community and church family. He was often found with children discussing the magic of life and light through electricity.
He served the Christian community through his love of electricity. A friend was quoted as saying, “He left a legacy of light wherever he went.”
He is survived by Phyllis, his wife of 71 years; his daughter and son-in-law, Sherrin and David Pratt; his grandchildren, Jennifer Thornburg and Jeffery and Sonja Pratt; his great-grandchildren, Morgan, Jessie and Shayna Thornburg and Madelina and Nathaniel Pratt; and his niece, Lanie Kruger.
A celebration of a life well-lived in the Lord will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Church of the Nazarene in Bishop.
Those wishing to honor his memory may make a donation to the building fund of the Bishop Creek Community Church, P.O. Box 1763, Bishop, CA 93515.
A message shared between Ed and his great-granddaughter, Shayna Thornburg, near the end of his life, “Family is forever.”