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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Daniel R. Krieger

1950 - 2021

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Dan Krieger lost his long battle to cancer on April 13, 2021. We want to thank everyone who kept him in their thoughts and prayers as he fought this battle. This gave us many more months with him to build memories which we will cherish forever. 

Dan was preceded in death by his father and mother, Russell and Esther (Huhn) Krieger.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lois (Raterink) Krieger, daughters, Danielle Krieger of Grand Rapids, MI and Kelly (Nick) Krieger-Perry of Ionia, MI, his brother, Lawrence (Marlene) Krieger of Ionia, and sister, Karen Krieger of Portland, as well as his grandchildren, Baileigh and Ashton Perry of Ionia and his close and loving nieces and nephews, along with numerous cousins.

Dan was a 1968 graduate of Portland St. Patrick High School, Portland, MI and received a BSBA degree from Central Michigan University in 1972. He worked for the State of Michigan for 30 years and retired in 2002. 

Dan and Lois traveled extensively throughout the US and Canada, visiting all 50 states and 57 of the 62 National Parks, along with 9 Canadian Provinces, as well as St. John and St. Thomas US Virgin Islands.

Dan loved hunting, fishing, and landscape gardening, along with anything he could do outdoors with Mother Nature as his guide - because of his love of nature, Dan has requested that anyone who can, plant a tree in his memory. The family also requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dan’s name to Lansing/Ionia Area Hospice.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no public service per his request. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes, Portland, MI. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Bob, Laura, Becky, Maggie, and Katie

April 14, 2021 10:33 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. So many great memories with him!

Love to your family!
Bob, Laura, Becky, Maggie, and Katie
Bob, Laura, Becky, Maggie, and Katie


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April 13, 2021 6:42 PM

Dan gave me a pussy willow tree years ago for a wedding gift, he said it was always a sign of spring and hope.


A Grove of 3 Memorial Trees was planted in memory of Daniel R. Krieger

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April 15, 2021 1:11 PM

Condolences to all the Family.I had fun playing poker and a little hunting with Dan. you are in our prayers. Jim & Lynda Russman

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Jill Werner

April 15, 2021 11:46 AM

My condolences to all of you.  Along with my thoughts and prayers, I wanted to share a couple of things that I remember about "Dani and Kelly's Dad" that stood out for me.  I hope they bring you some joy and maybe even some laughter.  I know I remember these fondly.  The first memory was from a time when I was visiting or most likely spending the night with Dani.  Kelly was young and we were fairly young ourselves.  I remember Dan sitting us individually on the end of his leg near his foot and singing a song about riding like a cowboy and then moving his leg to try to "buck" us off.  It was so much fun!  I think I can still remember the song.

The second memory I have was a time when Dani and I were a little older and she had a slumber party for her birthday.  We stayed up late that playing, talking, and giggling, but eventually went to sleep.  Unbeknownst to us, Dan went around taking pictures of all of us sleeping and boy did he get some doozies!  Especially of me!  If I remember correctly, that picture (embarrassing as it was) went up on my graduation board.  He got such a kick out of that!

I remember poker parties and hunting stories, camping with the family and being rowed out to see a spring-fed lake.  He was a joy to be around and will be missed.  He has left a legacy of joy that will eventually become a comfort as time passes.  Please know that I am here for you if you ever need anything.

Louise Wing

April 15, 2021 11:14 AM

I've been thinking for a long time about getting a lilac bush at the house. This fantastic memorial idea of Dan's has made me decide it is time to do that, and I'm going to name my lilac bush Dan.
Louise Wing

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