Obituary: Rosalie Stein Kruger, 93

Obituary: Rosalie Stein Kruger, 93

Rosalie Stein Kruger, 93, of Atlanta died Monday, April 27, 2015, in Atlanta.

Candle FlameMrs. Kruger was born Dec. 7, 1921, in Baltimore and grew up in Cartersville with her parents, Sam and Ann Cohen Stein. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. degree in business administration. In 1943, Rosalie married Buddy Lewis Kruger and moved to Fitzgerald, where she worked in the family business and raised three children. Rosalie was active in the Fitzgerald Hebrew Congregation and the PTA while enjoying cooking, reading, playing golf and playing bridge. In 1969, she moved to Atlanta and worked many years at Saks Fifth Avenue, followed by Neiman Marcus, and retired from Mednikow at age 84. Living life to the fullest, Rosalie was elegant, poised, enthusiastic, and an amazing, wonderful, incredible, conscientious and loving aunt, person, friend, mentor, role model, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was loved by all who had the good fortune to know her. With an enduring zest for life and laughter, she epitomized timelessness, independence and gracefulness. May her memory be for a blessing.

Rosalie is survived by her daughters, Arleen Kruger Honick and Elaine Kruger Tanenbaum and her husband, Allan, of Atlanta; her son, Larry Kruger, and his wife, Lisa, of Los Angeles; grandchildren Louis Tanenbaum and his wife, Allison, Sharon Tanenbaum Kraus and her husband, Ethan, Stephen and Eric Tanenbaum, Brian Honick, and Beau Kruger; and great-grandchildren Alana and Rachel Tanenbaum and Nathan Kraus. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Wisebram, and her husband, Herschel, and her brother, Ben Stein, and his wife, Iris, from Cartersville, along with many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, Buddy L. Kruger; her parents, Sam and Ann Stein; and her sister, Esther Stein Harris.

Sign the online guestbook at Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 28, at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fitzgerald Hebrew Congregation, 346 Main St., Tifton, GA 31794. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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