Jon Andre Krueger

Feb 1, 1950 - Jul 31, 2019

Obituary

Jon passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 31, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with diabetes.

Born February 1, 1950 to John and Lillian Krueger in Portland, Oregon.

Jon earned a BA from Portland State University and was a successful accounting professional in Seattle up until his death. Jon was owner and captain of the Phyllis-Leigh sailboat and founder of the Jon Krueger’s Fairly Honest Jazz Band. A musician since grade school, Jon loved Jazz and fishing and enjoyed many friends in the music and fishing communities.

He is survived by brother Kirk, sister Karen, step daughter Leigh, step grandchildren Ava and Layne, sister in-law Carol, nieces Denise and Lea, nephew Eric, grandnephew Nick and grandniece Lauren.

A celebration of life is being organized to be held in the coming weeks.

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Leanna Grant
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Leanna Grant

Jon was such a wonderful and kind person. He will be greatly missed.

Debbie Grant
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Debbie Grant

Forever in my heart Jon. I will miss your jokes, your laugh, singing to me whenever we talked to each other, and your delight in filing my tax extensions knowing I hated it. Darrel is ready for you.

Michael Grant
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Michael Grant

The only person that was allowed to call me “Mike” in front of my mom and dad who insisted my name was Michael!!! I know Jon is there with my dad Darrel somewhere having Mcnaughtons and sharing stories of their youth when they were kids. He wasn’t related but was for sure my “uncle Jon” . If he could read this I would ask that he say hello to my dad. I’ll hold down the fort for my mom and Leanna and Tanner. Oh. And Tanner loves the Giraffe!!!

Lynne Lovejoy
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Lynne Lovejoy

Nobody had more corny jokes, or truly humorous ones, than Jon, or was eager to share them. He always had a smile and a positive attitude no matter what he was going through, and that must have been a lot. The world is diminished by your passing.

Mike and Lia Finney
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Mike and Lia Finney

1993 Ballard Mill Marina… Jon and Phyllis Orphans Thanksgivings.. Replacing our pet fish that died while we were in Hawaii, confessing later.. The wonderful little Ballard Mill News rag. Playing drum with brushes along with Jon and Tom at our local get togethers. Doing our taxes for a few years.

Thank You for your boundless kindness!

Treasure your memories, that is all that is left us.

Peace, my dear friend!

Gregg Robinson
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Gregg Robinson

I remember Jon from bands we played in together, most notably the Fairly Honest Jazz Band, which Jon led, loved and nurtured for many years. I was honored to sub on piano with this band, and I loved the relaxed and fun atmosphere that Jon cultivated. He delighted in incorporating humor into the band’s performances, both musical and joke-wise. Jon respected and cared for all musicians he knew, as I’m sure he did with others in his life. I will miss him.

Roger Penner
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Roger Penner

Say it ain’t so. I have so many great memories of our escapades at Spring Training in Phoenix together with too many laughs on the golf course, at work, and along the way. I’ll miss you Krueger.