September 18, 2018
Patricia Dawn Kruger, wife of the late Rev.Ronald L. Kruger, died Saturday, September 15, 2018, She shared life and service with her husband in Lutheran churches in the territory of our synod in Melvin, Roberts, Metropolis, Toluca, and Flanagan. Mrs. Kruger’s funeral will be held Wednesday morning, September 19, 2018 , at 11:00 a.m., at St. Petri Lutheran Church, Flanagan, IL. Visitation will be prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
O God, before whose face generations rise and pass away: we remember before you with gratitude your beloved servant, who faithfully lived and died in Jesus Christ our Lord. Give us grace to follow in the footsteps of those who themselves followed in the footsteps of your holy Son. Grant to all who mourn the strength to meet the days to come with steadfastness and patience, not sorrowing as those without hope, but in thankful remembrance of your great goodness in past years and in the sure expectation of a joyful reunion before your heavenly throne; through the same Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.