In Memory of

Gale Diane Kruger

September 21, 1942 - November 25, 2019
From: Cherokee, IA
Gale Diane (Ewoldt) Kruger was born to Leonard and Grace Ewoldt on September 21, 1942. Gale grew up on the farm and attended Hartley Schools. After graduation Gale was united in marriage to Lyle Kruger. They made their home in Cherokee, IA. Gale was an amazing seamstress. She worked for Hope’s Fashion Farm and did clothing alterations for local merchants and later worked out of her home. She passed on her homemaking skill to young girls as a 4-H leader and helped young cub scouts work on their merit badges.
Gale enjoyed camping, fishing, and car racing with Lyle and her five children.
On November 25, 2019, Gale passed away unexpectedly at her home in Cherokee. She was preceded in death by her husband Lyle; parents, Leonard and Grace Ewoldt; and one brother Denise.
She will be lovingly remembered by her siblings: James Ewoldt, Connie Huffman, and Patti Rowray; her children: Sherri (Brad) Roberson, Stephanie (Kevin) Clabaugh, Doyle (Rebecca) Kruger, Dan Kruger, and Shelly (Michael) Langworthy; nine grandchildren: Melody Roberson, Chelsie (Ben) Damm, Christopher Clabaugh, Mason (Katlyn) Kruger, Mitchell Brunsting, Brooklyn Brunsting, Regan Brunsting, Noah Langworthy, and Carter Langworthy; three great-grandchildren: Alivia Ava, and Tayte. The family will mourn her passing and celebrate the rejoining with Lyle at God’s hand. Great-grandchildren Alivia, Ava, and Tayte will enjoy the many hand-made gifts Gale made them for years to come.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Trintiy Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
Pastor Jonathan Riggert
Christopher Clabaugh
Mason Kruger
Noah Langworthy
Carter Langworthy
Brian Ewoldt
Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Organist- Betty Koehlmoos
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Monday, December 16, 2019 at 10:12 AM
“My sincere condolences to the families of Gale. May you find Peace in the love your family and friends.”
- Jim & Brenda Perrin
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12:14 PM
“I am so sorry for your families loss. Sherri always spoke very fondly of her mother and dad and to lose both so close together is just heartbreaking. My deepest sympathies. ”
- John Lease
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12:14 PM
“Our sincere sympathy to Gale's family. She was indeed a great seamstress, and I recall her and Lyle enjoyed dancing. May she rest in peace.
- Don and Shirley Bright
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12:14 PM
“Doyle and family,

Very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Keeping you in my thoughts. ”
- Kelly Heinen
Monday, December 2, 2019 at 12:37 PM
“To Dan and family...
Please accept my condolences for you and your entire family!”
- Amy (Carroll) Sathoff
Friday, November 29, 2019 at 12:32 PM
“Rest Easy, Gale!!
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
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