Kroeger Funeral Home was established in 1875 by Bernard A. Kroeger. An 18-year-old immigrant to the United States from Cloppenburg, Germany, Bernard was active in the funeral business until his death on October 18, 1925, following a stroke. A proud and patriotic United States citizen, Bernard "Barney" spoke with a German accent until his death. His marriage to Veronica Hoffman, his childhood sweetheart from Germany, occurred in Logansport at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the first wedding to be performed in the new church building (now All Saints Catholic Church).
Bernard A. Kroeger's son, George Kroeger, continued the Kroeger family business. With his father, George operated the funeral business as "Kroeger & Son". George Kroeger passed away one day after his 55th birthday on September 21, 1950, of a massive heart attack while playing cards at the Logansport Elks Lodge. (Several witnesses reported that he was dealt a royal flush just prior to his death.)
Paul P. "Pat" Kroeger (George Kroeger's nephew and the third generation in the funeral business) purchased the Kroeger Funeral Home in 1951 (the year following George's death) and moved it to its present location at Seventh & East Market Streets. Pat expanded the current funeral home with an addition and parking lot in 1963. Pat Kroeger passed away June 8, 2000, at the age of 83.
Paul Kroeger (the fourth generation in the funeral business) is Pat Kroeger's son. Paul has been active in the funeral business since 1976. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago.