A service for Donald Lee Krieger was held Thursday, Aug. 15 at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry.
He died Aug. 10, 2013, at Perry Health Care Center in Perry at the age of 92. Pastor Tim Johnson of the First Christian Church in Perry provided words of comfort. Casket Bearers were Gail Monthei, Paul Miller, Krystal Burkhart, Jon Kile, Carla Thorp and Essie Merrill. Marjorie Vannatta was the organist. Hymns were The Old Rugged Cross and How Great Thou Art. Following the service was a luncheon in the Hastings Funeral Home Lounge. Interment took place at Prairie Center Cemetery in Dallas County.
Donald Lee Krieger, son of Lester P. Krieger and Bernice L. Merical Krieger, was born June 24, 1921, at home on a farm near Prairie Center in Dallas County. Donald graduated from Washington Township School in 1939. He served in the United States Army from 1942 until 1945 during WW II. He lived in West Des Moines in the 1950’s, then in Dallas Center for nine years before moving to Perry in 1987.
Donald worked for Hy-Line International near Dallas Center, and later retired from there. He enjoyed looking at old and new autos and enjoyed music and making up his own lyrics. He particularly liked the Wednesday morning socials and visiting with others. Donald is preceded in death by his parents, sister Doris Langer (2001), aunts and uncles. He is survived by his brother-in-law Bernard "Barney" Langer of Des Moines; nephew Kevin Langer; cousins Betty Hansen of Iowa City, Ronald and Karen Trochuck of Fontana, Wis., Mike and Carol Polson of Indianola, Richard and Kathy Merical of Ankeny, Anita Helmick of Leawood, Kan., Carl and Gerry Croom of Shawnee, Kan., Larry and Judy Burgess of Shawnee, Kan.; other relatives; and many friends.