R. Timothy Krueckeberg

    R. Timothy “Tim” Krueckeberg, 66, of Decatur, Indiana, passed away at 6:44 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at his residence following an apparent cardiac event.
    Tim was born on Thursday, May 15, 1947, in Fort Wayne, the son of the late Edgar Krueckeberg and the late Leonora (Bruick) Krueckeberg. Tim was united in marriage to Norma Kraner on Nov. 20, 1970, in Van Wert, Ohio and she survives.
    Tim  was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Decatur, and American Legion Post 43 in Decatur. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War.
  Tim retired from B. F. Goodrich after 42.5 years of employment. He also helped Leonard Thieme on the farm, which was a great enjoyment for him. Among his hobbies, he enjoyed fishing with Tami and grandkids, Indiana University basketball, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, antique tractors, playing cards, and attending the many extra-curricular events in which his grandchildren were involved.  
    Surviving are his wife, Norma Krueckeberg, of Decatur; two daughters, Tina (Neil) Slusher and Tami (Heath) Reidenbach, both of Decatur; a brother, Gary Krueckeberg, of Utah; and two grandchildren, Bailey Slusher and Brevin Slusher.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Immanuel Lutheran Church, with Rev. David Koeneman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
    Friends will be received from 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
    Preferred memorials are to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Decatur; American Legion Post 43 or the donor’s Choice.