Henry Victor Kroger was born Jan. 17, 1953 in DeQuincy and passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at his residence in DeQuincy.
He graduated from DeQuincy High School in 1971 and went to SOWELA Technical College to become a Master Electrician. He has been employed for the past 40 years starting his career first at PPG/Axial and then working at Westlake Chemical. Henry was a dedicated worker and truly loved his co-workers as much as they loved him. He was a member of Assembly of God and recently started attending First Baptist Church of DeQuincy. As a child his parents raised him in the United Methodist Church. Henry knew the precious love of the Lord.
He is survived by his only child, his daughter, April Kroger Santostasi; his grandsons that he loved more than life itself, Luca Santostasi, Adrian Santostasi and Joshua Bailey; brothers, Edward Kroger and wife, Karen; Pete Kroger and wife, Irene and Milan Kroger and wife, Charlotte; and sister, Josephine Baker and husband, Allen.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Peggy O’Connor Kroger; parents, Peter and Mary Lupe Kroger; and brother, Bill Kroger.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, and from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday, January 16, with the funeral service to begin at 2 p.m. The visitation and funeral will be held at Riley Smith & Sons Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery, DeQuincy.
Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.