Russell L. Krieger
January 24, 1931 – March 12, 2021
Preceded in death by his wife, Connie M. (Hall) Krieger. Survived by children: Kim Krieger (Thom Lightfoot), Edward Krieger (Marie), Steven Krieger (Pamala); six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Friday, March 19th from 5pm-7pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICE: Saturday, March 20th at 11 am at St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 925 S. 84th St. with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be directed to St. Andrew Episcopal Church, Millard American Legion Post 374, or Bridgeport NE High School Alumni Association.
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Russell Lee Krieger died surrounded by his family in Omaha, Nebraska. Russell is survived by his children: Kim Krieger (Thom Lightfoot) of Nashville, Tennessee, Edward Krieger (Marie) of Omaha, Nebraska, and Steven Krieger (Pamela) of Williston, Vermont. Russell enjoyed his six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, always looking forward to their visits. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom he adored.
Russell was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Connie (Hall) Krieger; parents, Edward and Elinor Krieger (Smith); and his brother, Dwane Krieger. Russell was born in Omaha, Nebraska on January 24, 1931. He was married to the love of his life, Connie (Hall) Krieger in 1958 in Bridgeport, Nebraska. They remained married for 61 years, until her passing in February of 2020. Russell and Connie raised their family in various places throughout Nebraska, eventually settling in Omaha in 1971.
He graduated from Bridgeport High School, briefly attending Chadron State College, followed by a two year stint with the telephone company. With the beginning of the Korean Conflict, Russell enlisted in the Army Air Corp where he served from 1951 to 1955. Following his discharge from the military, he returned to Northwestern Bell where he worked in multiple roles, finally in management where he retired at the young age of 54 in Omaha.
Russell loved to hunt and fish. He REALLY loved to fish, especially with numerous lifelong friends. The Walleye feasts that followed, cooked by Connie, were something everyone looked forward to. He could be found in his later years watching baseball, football, and golf. He was an avid supporter of his children’s extracurricular activities and never missed his granddaughter’s softball games. Russell was a lifelong member of the Episcopal church and a devoted congregant. Kim will tell you that he was the best math tutor ever. He was a patient teacher and was the master organizer of all things.