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            We, the comrades of Unit 1012, wish Andrea Kruger a birthday remembrance in Paradise. Let us remember how she lived on this earth and also give our strong support and compassion for the loved ones of her.

Andrea L Kruger Obituary

Date of Birth:

Wednesday, November 21st, 1979

Date of Death:

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Andrea Lynn (Roberts) Kruger was born on November 21, 1979 in Omaha, Nebraska to Kent and Teri (Freyermuth) Roberts. She grew up in Valley where she graduated from Valley High School in 1998 and went on to receive her Business degree from UNO. As a young girl, Andrea was very active in sports, including soccer, softball, basketball and swimming. Her charisma and spunk made her the life of the party.

Andrea married Michael-Ryan Kruger on August 9, 2008 at the First Christian Church in Omaha. They have raised their children, Jadyn Bender (13) , Ava (4) and Hartley Kruger (22 mo) in Omaha.

She enjoyed browsing for bargains, creating original gift ideas for others and trying new things. She loved spending weekdays with girlfriends doing activities with the kids. Andrea was always on the go, ready to make each day as beautiful as the last. Highlights in her life include the births of her children, her wedding day, vacationing with her family and going on trips with her "Vegas Girls".

Andrea was selfless, independent, strong and the heart of her family. She was loving and nurturing. She had an energetic personality that enabled others to be better people. She was ornery, feisty and could push people's buttons then get them to laugh at the same time. Andrea enjoyed the company of friends and family, country music, traveling and relaxing at the beach with a good book. The loves of her life were her husband and kids. She will always be missed but Andrea will inspire us all each day.

Andrea passed away tragically on August 21, 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 33 years and 9 months. She is survived by her husband Michael-Ryan; children Jadyn, Ava and Hartley all of Omaha; Parents Kent and Teri Roberts of Valley; brother Ryan (Lori) Roberts of Omaha; Parents-In-Laws Michael and Mercy Kruger of Omaha; grandparents Joe and Lois Roberts of Elkhorn, Keith and Mary Ellen Freyermuth of Omaha, Gerald and Karen Guarino of Fremont, Robert and Rosalie Huey of Battlefield, MO, Barbara Kruger of Omaha and Theresa Bernal of WY.


Andrea L Kruger (November 21, 1979 to August 21, 2013)

One year later: Family, friends gather to remember Andrea Kruger
UPDATED 7:23 PM CDT Aug 20, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. —One year ago, a violent and random act of murder took the life of a beloved wife and mother.

A year later, there are smiles as people gathered at the last place friends saw Andrea Kruger alive.

Those gathering aren't saying her killer's name, so neither will we. Instead, the focus Wednesday evening was celebrating Andrea's life by launching dozens of balloons filled with messages and memories.

"Andrea was full of energy, full of life. (She) could turn any situation into a positive situation," said Andrea's brother, Ryan Roberts.

Roberts said losing Andrea still feels unimaginable.

"Never experienced anything like this, going through this, and all the ups and downs that you go through," he said.

Andrea had just finished her shift at the Deja Vu Lounge when she was murdered early on Aug. 21.

"We don't want to dwell on the negative, but we want to celebrate the positive things that have happened in her life," Roberts said.

Roberts said taking a sad situation and turning it into something positive and finding a reason to celebrate is exactly what his sister would do.

"Just remembering as bad as things look, you can always find the silver lining, and Andrea's always very good at that," he said.

Roberts said the silver lining's been the community -- knowing that in their darkest hour, even a year later, Andrea still brings light to a lot of lives.

"It's very tough, but knowing you have that kind of support makes it a lot easier," he said.

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