He was born Sept. 16, 1945, in Windhoek, Namibia.
He and Alta Jacobs were married in Windhoek on Dec. 11, 1977.
He was formerly employed at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. He was a member of the Putnamville Baptist Church in Cloverdale.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Alta Kruger, Cloverdale, son and daughter-in-law Christopher and Jeanne-Marie Kruger, Cape Town, South Africa, daughter and son-in-law Johanie and Daniel Ramirez, Tucson, Ariz., son and daughter-in-law Pieter and Stephanie Kruger, Tuscola, Ill., grandchildren Anje and Rian Kruger and Nine Ramirez, sisters Gerda Lochner, Elsa Mostert and Marina Hoffman, numerous nieces and nephews, all from South Africa.
A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, at the Putnamville Baptist Church, Cloverdale.