Brady K. Krueger, 65, died Friday, July 28, 2017, at his Newton residence. He was born May 15, 1952, in Newton to Dean and Alvena (Bauer) Krueger. On Feb. 26, 1984, he married Sheryl Hodges in Newton, and she survives of the home.
He was a 1970 graduate of Newton High School and earned a business degree at Wichita State University. Brady also held his Charter Property Casualty Underwriter credentials.
He was the owner agent with Sheryl for Krueger Insurance Management, StorageMaxx and Hertz Rental Cars, all of Newton. He selflessly devoted his time and talent alongside his wife, building the business and serving the people of Newton, Harvey County and Kansas. He was a member of several service organizations in Newton including Kiwanis, Newton Chamber of Commerce, Newton Citizens Police Academy, Leadership Newton and the former Newton Jaycees.
Brady could be found most evenings cooking dinner on his outdoor grill. He enjoyed sports, especially baseball (Go Royals), swimming and bowling. He also liked to ride his bike around town. Brady had a love of photography and enjoyed taking photos of nature and landscapes—especially sunrises and sunsets.
When you went to Brady and Sheryl’s home, you would often hear his love of music—the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac or Alabama playing throughout the house. He also had a love of Disney and enjoyed many trips to the magic kingdom. In fact, his favorite dog was named “Mickey.” Their home was their retreat, where they relaxed and enjoyed yard work and landscaping and would be found at 6:30 watching Wheel of Fortune.
In his younger years, Brady was a Boy Scout and served as a den leader for his son’s Boy Scout troop. Family was important to Brady, and he took pride in being a good dad and loving husband and friend to many. He was a confident mentor and freely shared his time, talent and treasure with many. He made all those around him feel special and loved. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, co-workers and many friends.
Brady leaves as his legacy, his devotion and love for his family. He is survived by his wife, Sheryl of Newton, and son, Maxx and his wife Lauren of Liberty, Mo.
Brady was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dale.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton, with the Rev. Donna Voteau presiding. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.
Memorials are suggested to Caring Hands Humane Society or Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.