ForeverMissed
Bob passed away suddenly on May 2, 2021. His family is just devastated without him. He was our rock. 

A memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Arizona on June 5, 2021 at 11am. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. A light lunch will follow the service. We would love to see you and remember Bob together. 

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
3040 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013

We would love to hear all of your stories about Bob. Please feel free to leave them on here if you can't make it to the service. If you are coming to the service we will be collecting stories there as well. 
Posted by Tillman Turley on June 5, 2021
Bob was a cherished friend of mine. We worked together in the mid 90's at Finishline Industries. Bob was a Comedian, a Mechanical Guru, a Machine Maintenance Wizard and a person I could count on in any situation. Bob became a good close friend of mine back then and that friendship endured over the years. Bob was good to people, he had a kind and generous heart and Bob wore grease better than anyone I ever knew! I used Bob as a mentor back then as I was about a decade younger, and have been a better man over the years for it. I will miss Bob for a short time, but know I will see him again because Bob loved Jesus Christ, as do I. Love you Bob. Thank you for all the good laughs, the hard work, the patience, wisdom and knowledge you freely imparted to me. Love you my friend! 
Posted by Brenda Tyler on June 4, 2021
Hello, I’m Fred, I went to West High with Bob. We had the same interests and hobbies and became close friends. There’re no words to describe Bob. He is one of those people who bring out the best in you. Making you become a more considerate, generous person like himself. I am so happy Paula came into his life, she completed him. I never saw him happier. Thank You Paula, Tanya, Chris and the rest of his family & friends that helped Bob fulfill his dreams and leave this earth a happy man. Stay strong, you know that’s what he would have wanted.

With sorrowful thoughts,
Fred Tyler
Posted by Beth Weber on May 23, 2021
Bob has been a very large part of my life since he married Paula 46 years ago. I loved him very much and will continue to love him throughout eternity and I will see him soon. He has joined the rest of my family in Heaven and is happier than he has ever been!! 

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Posted by Tillman Turley on June 5, 2021
Bob was a cherished friend of mine. We worked together in the mid 90's at Finishline Industries. Bob was a Comedian, a Mechanical Guru, a Machine Maintenance Wizard and a person I could count on in any situation. Bob became a good close friend of mine back then and that friendship endured over the years. Bob was good to people, he had a kind and generous heart and Bob wore grease better than anyone I ever knew! I used Bob as a mentor back then as I was about a decade younger, and have been a better man over the years for it. I will miss Bob for a short time, but know I will see him again because Bob loved Jesus Christ, as do I. Love you Bob. Thank you for all the good laughs, the hard work, the patience, wisdom and knowledge you freely imparted to me. Love you my friend! 
Posted by Brenda Tyler on June 4, 2021
Hello, I’m Fred, I went to West High with Bob. We had the same interests and hobbies and became close friends. There’re no words to describe Bob. He is one of those people who bring out the best in you. Making you become a more considerate, generous person like himself. I am so happy Paula came into his life, she completed him. I never saw him happier. Thank You Paula, Tanya, Chris and the rest of his family & friends that helped Bob fulfill his dreams and leave this earth a happy man. Stay strong, you know that’s what he would have wanted.

With sorrowful thoughts,
Fred Tyler
Posted by Beth Weber on May 23, 2021
Bob has been a very large part of my life since he married Paula 46 years ago. I loved him very much and will continue to love him throughout eternity and I will see him soon. He has joined the rest of my family in Heaven and is happier than he has ever been!! 
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Robert (Bob) Allen Krueger, age 67, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away suddenly on May 2, 2021 and went home to live with his Lord and Savior.

Bob was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota on February 20, 1954. In 1967, Bob’s family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he attended Good Shepherd Lutheran school and church where he was confirmed. After Good Shepherd, Bob attended West High and then went on to Phoenix College.

In 1974, Bob met Paula (nee Weber), and the two were married on January 24, 1975 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Arizona. Bob and Paula had two children, Tanya and Chris, and just celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary.

Bob was a jack of all trades and a master of all. Bob started working as a machinist in high school. After high school, he went on to work for an upholstery shop, digging graves at a cemetery, worked for Arizona Crane and Hoist, worked for Perma Finish, Co-owned Scorpion Boat and built pontoon boats, ran his own machine shop, and worked for P&H Cranes. After this, he started working in the plating industry, working for Tri-star, Metco, Southwest metal Finishing, and Chem Research. At all of these jobs, Bob did plumbing, electrical work, machining parts, building powder coating lines, upholstery work, repairing cranes all over the country, welding, maintaining chemical tanks, etc…

In his spare time, Bob did everything; all of his own car maintenance, plumbing, electrical, roofing, drywall, kitchen remodeling, gardening, cooking, sewing, hunting, fishing, camping, grilling, etc… He dearly loved his wife, kids, and grandkids, and enjoyed spending time with them. Bob retired in April of 2020, and spent his year of retirement building furniture, working on projects around the house, and remodeling his ’36 Chevy Master Deluxe (His “retirement” car). Bob wasn’t afraid of a challenge. He would say, “If you can read, you can do anything.” Above all, Bob was an amazing teacher, husband, dad, father-in-law, papa, and friend.

Bob had the biggest heart and a deep faith in God. He loved doing things for others, fixing things, and giving gifts, and through all things he encouraged us to have faith in God. He was always reminding us that God is handling things and not to worry, and this is the faith that we hold on to today.

Bob is survived by his wife of 46 years, Paula, and his children, Tanya (Daniel) Magruder and their children Leila, Jack, James and Lydia (Mesa, AZ), and Chris (Liz) Krueger and their daughter Collette (Phoenix, AZ), as well has his siblings Rene (Gus) Koutia (Glendale, AZ), Linda (Jay) Meshay (Phoenix, AZ), his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Karen (John) Krueger (Albuquerque, NM), Steve (Cheri) Weber (Mesa, AZ), Joanne (Andy) Weber (Chandler, AZ), Marty (Gayle) Larson (Kansas City, MO) and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Martin and Dolores Krueger, his brother John Krueger, his father-in-law Arthur Lynn Weber, his sisters-in-law Karen Poole and Gayle Larson, and his brothers-in-law Andy Weber and Bill Poole.


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Shared by Brenda Tyler on June 4, 2021
Bob worked for an entertainment company. One day I noticed the company van and stopped to ask if he needed help. He said “No, I got it” then picked a pool table, turned it sideways and disappeared out the door. I would have just been in his way. Strong in many ways, yet still able to be kind and gentle.

Love You Robert,
Fred Tyler
Shared by Michael Tyler on May 28, 2021
I know Bob thru my brother Fred, I have lost contact with Bob, my heart is hurting with his passing, and hurting for his family. One time when we were camping up on table mesa road north of Phoenix, he had drivin his Oldsmobile W-30, and it started to rain really bad, and a wash was filling up with fast running water, and we knew we had to cross it. He said I will make it across, he backed up and went for it, and he was going so fast the car barely touched the water, i was amazed that he made it across.Love and miss you Bob. You were like a big brother to me