Arnold F. Krueger, age 88, of Delaware Ave, Buffalo died Sunday at his home. Born in Fairmont, MN, he grew up in Sherwood, NY and resided in the North Buffalo area for the past 50 years. He was the last surviving of four sons born to Adolf and Anna Krueger.
Arnold was an Army Air Force veteran of WWII as a flight engineer. Later he became a pilot and flight instructor for several years and joined the Air National Guard. Following the war he worked for the Bell Aircraft Corp. as a Lab Technician in the Research & Development department where he participated on the X-1 and X-2 projects. After a short time as a self employed truck driver he became a Tool and Die maker, owning and operating M & K Industries on Elmwood Ave for 36 years until is retirement in 1991. Arnold was an avid golfer and was a member of the Bridgewater Golf and Country Club in Fort Erie Ontario for more than 20 years. He was also a member of the Society Manufacturing and Engineering, the Machine shop Association of Western NY.
He was predeceased in death by his daughter Karen Book in 2003 and is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years the former Marie McDonnell. He also left behind his son-in-law David Book of Buffalo; five grandchildren Shane Dawn Kapsiak of Depew, Timothy Book, Michael Book, Kimberly Pete McCafferty and Michelle Book all of Buffalo, as well as two great-grandchildren Taylor and Brandon.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave. Services will follow at 7 PM at the funeral home. Krueger Funeral Home in Syracuse has care of the arrangements.