Robert Krieger

Friday, September 13, 2002

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former Cape Girardeau resident, Robert C. Krieger, 75, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Carondelet Manor in Kansas City, Mo.

Mr. Krieger was born on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1927, in Cape Girardeau. Robert was the son of Louis C. Krieger and Helen Schmittzehe. He and Betty Steger were married April 24, 1949. She preceded him in death Dec. 13, 1990.

Mr. Krieger was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. He was raised in Cape Girardeau and graduated from Central High School. He attended Memphis School of Art in Memphis, Tenn., after a brief service in the U.S. Army.

He worked many years at Lone Star Industries in Cape Girardeau and retired in 1989. Mr. Krieger lived in Cape Girardeau until 1991, lived briefly in Paducah, Ky., then moved to Mexico Beach, Fla. In 1998 he relocated to Kansas City.

Survivors include a son, Keith Krieger of Kansas City, and a sister, Jackie Williams of Branson, Mo.

He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Krieger.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau from 6 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Rapids Art Museum, 410 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401, for the Grant Wood/Framing the Future fund. Memorials may also be made to the Rush-St. Luke's Cancer Center at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Philanthropy and Communication, 1700 West Van Buren, Suite 260, Chicago, Ill. 60612, for research in Myelodysplastic Syndromes, or online at

Announcement courtesy of Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home in Kansas City.