Range Funeral Homes


Herbert Erick Kruegel

September 24, 1934 - September 23, 2017

Herbert Erick Kruegel, 82, of Hibbing, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Heritage Manor in Chisholm. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 6, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Hibbing at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Ben Schori will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.

Herbert was born September 24, 1934 in Berlin, Germany. He came to the United States in 1955 and began to work constructing pianos. Herbert was united in marriage to Joan Greiner on February 24, 1984. He was an avid musician and worked for Steinway and Son’s Piano Company for many years. He was a handyman, loved his motorcycle, playing in the band, Riocombo, for 35 years and doing woodwork.

Herbert was preceded in death by his mother, Hedwig and father, Erich Krügel.

He is survived by:

Wife: Joan Kruegel

3 Children: Herbie Kruegel (Tina Greenwood)
Christine (John) Syack
Herb (Astrid) Kruegel

Grandchildren: Samantha, Nicholas and Johnny Syack
Ryan, Justin, Andrew and Dylan Kruegel

Siblings: Hilda Vegera
Katie Burmann
Monika Burmann
Karl Burmann
Rosel Els

Numerous nieces, nephews and good friends

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October 06, 2017 at
2201 East 3rd Avenue Hibbing, MN 55746