Tamra K. Kruger

by | Feb 4, 2019 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Tamra K. Kruger, 89, died on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in a local hospital.

Born in Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Sol and Ida Kaplan, and was the beloved wife of Dr. Howard I. Kruger.

Mrs. Kruger was a graduate of Maury High School and attended Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, she was a past-president of The Auxiliary Medical Society of Virginia, board member of the Jewish Community Center, auditor of Norfolk Community Fund, program director for Senior Citizens at the Jewish Community Center (created the Lunch for Senior Citizens Program), board member of Tidewater Children’s Foundation, president of the Council of Jewish Women for nine years, chairperson of the first Country Fair fund raiser for Norfolk Collegiate School, and lifelong member of Congregation Beth El.

Tamra will be remembered for her positive attitude about life.

Tamra and Howard had what she considered a perfect marriage. She enjoyed many lifelong friendships and continued to make new friends even into her 80’s. She was a skilled letter writer providing interesting details of life in Norfolk. She was the ultimate role model for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was one classy lady with an iron will.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Robin K. Ganderson (Martin) and Karen K. Ziselman (Steven); a son, Stuart A. Kruger (Chris); grandchildren Justin Ganderson (Amy), Matthew Ganderson (Lisa), Jordan Kruger, Jeffrey Kruger, Emma Ziselman, Campbell Ziselman and great grandchildren Brody and Riley Ganderson.

A graveside funeral service took place in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Cantor Wendi Fried officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewater Children’s Foundation or Congregation Beth El. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be made to the family through www.hdoliver.com.