Robert Kreager passed away peacefully at home on Monday, October 11, 2021 in Enumclaw, WA surrounded by his loving family. He was born 82 years ago in Spokane, WA to Jack and Rosalie Kreager. As a young man, he enlisted in the Army where he became a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. After completing his enlistment, he earned undergraduate degrees in English and Sociology from Cal State Fullerton in 1965. While in Fullerton, he also met the love of his life, Susan, while attending a ballroom dance class. They were married in 1965 and began a lifelong journey that led them around the world with their three sons. Graduating with a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah in 1969, Robert started a social work career that led him into the Air Force as a commissioned officer and took him and his family around the world, including Australia, Turkey, England, Greece, and every corner of the United States, before retiring to Port Angeles and then to Enumclaw, WA. Throughout his life, Robert was known for his kindness, integrity, and unconditional love. His passions included flying, travel, reading, and preparing his three boys to be virtuous men. Later in life Robert discovered another passion as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Robert lived a full life and remained a wonderful caretaker of the relationships he made up until the day he passed.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Susan Kreager; his children, Joel Kreager, Don Kreager (Christine), and Derek Kreager (Claudia Prieto); his grandchildren, Conner Kreager (Sierra), Carson Kreager, Dylan Kreager, Emilia Kreager, Isabela Kreager; and his great granddaughter Novalee Burns. Robert was preceded to heaven by his father, Jack, mother, Rosalie, and brother, Richard Kreager.
In accordance with Robert’s wishes services will be held in Enumclaw and Spokane, WA.
Services will be held Friday, October 15th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Enumclaw the viewing will be held at 11am and the funeral will be at 12pm.
A viewing will be held Monday, October 18th at 11am at Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N Government Way, Spokane WA 99224. Followed by a graveside service with military honors at 12:30pm at Greenwood Memorial Terrace Cemetery, adjacent to the Heritage Funeral Home.
The family appreciates your condolences. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in honor of Robert to The National Kidney Foundation online at www.kidney.org.
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