Charles Krueger, 85, of Mishawaka, passed away Monday, March 14, 2022.
Charles Henry Krueger was born May 24, 1936 in South Bend, Indiana. He was the son of the late Charles Henry Krueger and Eva Dorothy (Zimmerman) Krueger of Mishawaka, Indiana. He graduated from St. Joseph Grade School and Mishawaka High School in 1954. Chuck, as he was known to all, graduated from Indiana University in 1958 with a degree in Finance and was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi financial fraternity. His first job out of college was with the U.S. Treasury Department as a bank auditor which was interrupted by his draft into the U.S. Army which he served at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Chuck then resumed his auditing career where he met his wife-to-be, Dorothy Uebler, in Michigan City, Indiana. He then joined the Associates as an auditor and finished his career after 37 years as Head Auditor and Vice President of 1st Source Bank.
Chuck was a hard-working man from childhood. He delivered the South Bend Tribune as a young boy, watered greens at Eberhart Golf Course in college, and later owned and carefully maintained real estate purchases. He was also a champion of under-served persons by providing them employment or reasonably priced housing or by simply contributing to his many favorite charities.
Chuck was a past president of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, helped the Mishawaka Knights of Columbus acquire and pay off their move to downtown Mishawaka, was active in Mishawaka Rotary and was a 39-year member of Mishawaka’s Board of Zoning Appeals. He was president of Hinges and Handles of Osceola, Indiana. He was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mishawaka. His hobbies included coin and stamp collecting and golfing.
Chuck is survived by sons, Tom (Denise) and John (Camille); Tom’s daughter, Angela, and John’s son, Andrew; and Chuck’s good friend and mother of his children, Dorothy Krueger.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon on Tuesday, March 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 S. Mill Street, Mishawaka. Chuck will be laid to rest next to his parents at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka.
Visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm on Monday, March 21, at Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, 503 W. 3rd Street, Mishawaka.
Memorial donations are suggested to Big Brothers Big Sisters - Southern Lake Michigan Region.
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