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Obituary for Gary G. Krug
Rockford - Gary G. Krug, 70, of Rockford, passed peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Born July 16, 1945, in Rockford, the son of Milton G. and Anita E. (Bates) Krug. Gary married Barbara Nijoka on May 26, 1973, in Rockford. He worked in visual display for Sears and DJ Stewarts before starting his own company in advertising and ad specialties. He dedicated close to a decade to the Phantom Regiment in food servicing with purchasing and menu selection. Gary was also a fixture at the Riverview Ice House, supporting his son, Garrett, in his skating career as well as volunteering with the ice show, including writing and directing one of the shows, and food, decorations, and set-up at the local competitions. In addition, he was an avid antiquer, who not only enjoyed going to the Roscoe Antique Mall where he and his wife sold antiques, but also researching, talking and writing about antiques. His hobbies included crewel embroidery, crossword puzzles, reading, cooking, playing cards and going to the casinos. Gary also thoroughly enjoyed listening to music, whether at home, in the car or with his wife before they went to bed, as well as going to musicals with his family. He also found much enjoyment helping his son develop his own business, whether it was simply listening to ideas, giving suggestions, editing documents or helping in any other way he could. Gary's sense of humor was contagious as he always knew the way to make a person laugh. He was a loving husband, father, brother, godfather, uncle and friend to all he came in contact with.
Gary is lovingly survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Garrett; brother, Larry; brother- and sister-in-law, Jim and Sue Nijoka; and like a second son, Kevin Sherman; as well as countless nephews, great-nephews, great-niece and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents. There won't be a day that he won't be missed, but he was on this earth to make it a better place for all of us and he succeeded in that.
Service at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015, in Winnebago United Methodist Church, 213 S. Elida St., Winnebago; with visitation from noon until service time; Pastor Matthew Smith will officiate.