George D. Kroeger, age 82, of Copperas Cove passed away on Sunday,
April 19, 2020, surrounded by his family at home. A private Mass of
Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial
following at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Visitation
will be from 4-6 PM, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, with a Rosary following at
Scott’s Funeral Home.
George was born in Oak Park IL to George A. and Louise Blaschke Kroeger
on August 14, 1937. He went to Proviso High School at Oak Park IL and
graduated from Central Texas College.
He was a 24-year Army veteran who proudly served in Vietnam. He was
awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation
Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam
Service Medal w/1 Silver Service Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign
Medal w/60 device, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm. He was
involved in the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Copperas Cove
Citizens Police Academy Association.
George was preceded in death by parents, George and Louise Kroeger.
George is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lillian Kroeger; sons, Jeff
Kroeger, Michael Mozdzierz wife, Lorraine; daughters, Michele Kelso, Patti
Riordan, Angela Oltjen husband, Bret, Erika Mozdzierz; grandchildren,
Joshua Clem, Laura Riordan, Amanda Riordan, Ashton Grandberry
husband, Dustin, Melissa Lopez husband, Leroy, Andy Mozdzierz; great-
grandson, Dante Lopez; his sisters, Shirley Wright, Judy Lenzy husband,
George; and special family friends, Matt Holsworth, Terry Aikman, Shawn
George was an honorable man who served his country, loved and was loved
by his “package deal.”
The family would like to express their gratitude to Visiting Angels of
Temple and New Century Hospice. Memorials may be given to Cove
Animal Shelter or Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove, TX.