Richard Dean Krug, 71, of Russell, Kansas, died on Sunday, April 01, 2018, at the Russell Regional Hospital. He went out with his boots on. 

Richard was born on October 31, 1946, in Russell, Kansas, the son of Harvey Dean and Mittie Lavene (Ashley) Krug.  He grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School in the class of 1964.  After high school he graduated from Kansas State University in 1969, with a BS in Animal Science.  He was united in marriage to Susan Louise Marlatt on August 16, 1969, and from this union they were blessed with two sons Michael Dean and Jason Charles.  He was drafted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam as a member of the 595th Military Police Company.

He ran Krugís Welding and Repair in Russell from 1974 to 1994.  He raised cattle on the family farm and loved working with his cows.  He also worked as a part-time deputy for the Russell County Sheriff's Department.  He was a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church in Russell.  He was also a lifetime member of the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240.   He enjoyed KSU Football, driving his 57 Chevy, listening to the Rock íní Roll of the 50ís and 60ís, playing his Ludwig Drums, and spending time with his dogs.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family

Surviving family include his wife of 48 years Susan of the home, son Michael Dean Krug (Carrie) of Buda, Texas and Jason Charles Krug (Sara) of Russell, Kansas, sister Marlene Katherine. Mighell (Jim) of Russell, Kansas; 5 grandchildren Charles Frederick Krug, Alex Raymond. Krug, Cade Richard Krug, Zane Chad Krug and Cash Dean.Krug and his niece Raynaí Amelia Tonne (Travis).  He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service to celebrate Richard's life will be held at 3 P.M. on Saturday, April 07, 2018, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Russell, Kansas, with Pastor Roger Dennis Officiating.  Cremation has been selected by the family and services will conclude at the church.  In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials be given to the ROAR V.F.W. Mural Project and sent in care of the mortuary.  Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.

 


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