George B. Krug
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George B. Krug

George B. Krug, 72, of Burr Ridge, died October 16, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Beloved husband of his doll Kay, nee Tippin; loving father of Jennifer (William) McNaughton, Robert (Heidi), and Heart Almeida; proud grandfather of Jack, Nick, Grant, Andria, Kendall, William, and Jack; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews; dear brother of Kitty (John) Dearie, Jody (Jerry) Schulte, Rob (Patti), and Bill (Marta); incredible friend and mentor to many.

A proud graduate of Fenwick High School, George served in the Illinois National Guard before embarking on his career in construction- from Krug Excavating, to ultimately founding K-Five Construction, which is run by his children today. A lifelong lover of golf, Palm Springs, travel, his many loyal friends and family, he will be greatly missed.

Visitation 2 to 9pm Thursday, October 24 at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W 55th St, Countryside. Visitation continues Friday, October 25 from 8:30am until time of funeral prayers, 10:15am, at the funeral home.

Procession to St. John of the Cross, 5005 Wolf Rd., Western Springs, for 11am Mass. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Butterfield Country Club Employee Scholarship Program or to Fenwick High School. Funeral Info: 708-352-6500 or

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Published in Suburban Life Publications on Oct. 24, 2019.
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November 9, 2019
My condolences to the family!
Sorry to hear about the death of George.
It was a privilege to have know him.
Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Barbara Malinowska
November 3, 2019
To the Krug family. On behalf of my family myself and the black community. Please accept my sincere heartfelt condolences in response to the loss of a great man. Years ago when I was fighting to place more Black People in the Construction Skilled Trades. George Krug didn't call the police to arrest me as many did. He allowed the K Five team to meet with meet. K Five hired black people from our data base. The thing that impressed me sooo much was they hired young black men that I couldn't get hired at other contractors. They looked past their transgressions and gave them a chance. K Five financially supported the Comportment Training that we establish to prepare the Impoverished Disenfranchised Young Black Workers so that they were abled to be Professionally Prepared to work in the Construction Skilled Trades. In black life we say when a person passes they become An Ancestor George Krug may the Creator be pleased with you as your families' Newest Ancestor.....

Peace & Respect,
Eddie S. Read
Eddie S. Read
November 1, 2019
Oh no. We just found out that your dad passed away .
We are all so sorry and just wish we could give you a hug.
You are too young, and so was your dad..
God Bless him,
God Bless you,
And God Bless your entire family,
With love,

All of us from Desert Christian
The staff
October 27, 2019
George was a prince of a man, and we are grateful to have known him.
May he dance with the angels. We send our love and sympathies to Kay and his entire family.
Jeff & Nancy Carr
October 24, 2019
Please accept our sincere condolences and know that the entire Krug family are in our thoughts and prayers!
George was a great man and he will be missed dearly! Take care and God bless! All the best, Michael & Therese Rooney
Michael & Therese Rooney
October 24, 2019
Robert, Jennifer and the rest of the of the Krug family thoughts and prayers go out to you, very sorry for your loss!
Tim Fanning
October 24, 2019
We offer our deepest condolences for your loss. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. From Mike and Gilda Farshchi as well as everyone at Capitol Cement Company who know George.
Mike Farshchi
October 23, 2019
Robert, Jennifer and the entire Krug clan,

Nancy and I extend our sincere sympathy to you on the passing of George.

My business relationship with George begin when we were on the IRTBA Board of Directors in the 1980's and 90's. I remember when George expressed an opinion everyone listened and respected his thoughts.

He had great vision for the roadbuilding industry and built many, many lasting relationships building the Association. His leadership style was of fairness and directness with a smile.

I appreciate having met him, worked with him in the Association, and consider him a true and respected friend.

May God bless him and keep him in the palm of his hand.


Don and Nancy Hammel
(formerly S.G. Hayes and Co 1923-1995)
October 23, 2019
I am thinking about you and sending love.
October 23, 2019
My deepest sympathies go out to Kay and the entire Krug family. I was fortunate to spend time with George in Palm Springs, at Butterfield, and many other places where we would play golf, and have a cocktail or a glass of wine.

He was one kind person, who seemed to know everyone wherever he went, loved people, and had a heart as big as he was.

A great man is gone and he will be missed by many.

Rest in peace George

Mark Pace
Mark Pace
October 22, 2019
I will miss you, rest in peace. You were a good man!
Lou Bowman
October 22, 2019
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October 22, 2019
Jennifer and Robert,

Our deepest condolences to the entire Krug family and to K-Five Construction.

Your dad was a great man who personally gave me an opportunity at a young age that afforded me the ability to go to college. I'll always be very thankful.

Chris and Karyn Winkel
October 21, 2019
My father always told me George was a class act, and he was never less than that. K-Five will always hold a special place in my heart. Robert and Jennifer my thoughts are with you and your family.

Vicki Caruso
Vicki Caruso
October 21, 2019
Here's hoping George avoids stepping on
any rakes...up there. Will miss you.
A generous donation: American Red Cross
Richard Stanley
October 21, 2019
Sorry to hear about mr Krug passing. It was a privilege to have know him for 30 years.
Roseanne Ayers
October 21, 2019
Robert, Jennifer, Jody, Rob and the rest of the Krug family you have my condolences. George was a great person to know and work for. You will be in my prayers.
Robert F Schwarz
October 21, 2019
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones who passed away in death . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
October 20, 2019
George and Kay
Many great times together at The Reserve Club. I understand the golf courses are perfect where George has gone.
Daniel Good
October 19, 2019
Dear Krug family,
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of George.
Mark and Mirella Monoscalco.
October 19, 2019
Dear Kay and family, we are completely and deeply saddened for you all. We are so lucky to have known such a kind, warm, sweet, classy, loving man. Such a beautiful spirit to be around. Our love and prayers to you Kay. May Jesus hold George close in his loving arms. ✝ Truly, Chrissy & Billy Rosinia
October 19, 2019
Sorry hearing the passing of George. Made my life better working for K-Five for 25 years at Naperville plant. Damon Shobat.
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