Loren William Kruetzman, 93, of Decatur passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Adams Woodcrest Assisted Living in Decatur. He was born on March 28, 1926 in Adams County to William F. and Viola (Lochner) Kruetzman. He was married on September 30, 1945 at Salem United Church of Christ in Magley to Mildred Stoppenhagen.
He graduated from Monmouth High School in 1944. He was a lifelong farmer in Adams County. He was a member of Salem Magley Church where he sang in a quartet for many years. He was an usher, the former president of the congregation and served as an elder at the church. He was also the past president of the Preble Fire Department and served on the Adams County Soil and Water Board and the Adams County Extension Board. He was a bird enthusiast, and following retirement, he became an accomplished woodcarver of birds. He also enjoyed his winters in Florida along with his wife.
He is survived by four daughters, Ann (David) Biery of Fremont; Beverly (George) Kruetzman-Gray of Indianapolis; Jill (Bob) Molen of Elkhart; and Jody (Ken) Paschal of Decatur; brother, Russell (Gail) Kruetzman of Treasure Island, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Hilda Stoppenhagen of Fort Wayne; and Merilyn Stoppenhagen of Monroeville; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on November 1, 2016; son, Todd L. Kruetzman; and grandson, Anthony.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. on Friday, October 4 at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, October 5 at Salem Magley Church. Officiating will be Rev. Chris Hirschy and Pastor Steve Hildebrand. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery, Magley.
Memorials may be made to the Adams County Community Foundation Kruetzman Scholarship Fund established by Loren and Mildred or the Salem Magley Church.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com.