HARRY A. KRUER February 8, 1916 – May 15, 2007 The longtime Manhattan Beach resident passed away at his home in Torrance. He is survived by his 6 children: Joseph Kruer of Manhattan Beach, Mary Helen Matson of Glendale, AZ, Jeanette Hills of Carson City, NV, Elizabeth “Lisa” Wagner of Glendale AZ, Mark Kruer of Rolling Hills Estates and Karl Kruer of Fernley, NV. He also left behind 10 grandchildren: Scott Kruer of Boothwyn, PA, Gretchen Kruer Benson of Torrance, CA, Matthew Kruer of Manhattan Beach, Patrick Matson of Carlsbad, CA, Eric Matson of Garden Grove, CA, Kristi Matson of Everett, WA, Kyle Wagner of Glendale, AZ, Daniel Wagner of Goodyear, AZ and Koriel and James Kruer of Rolling Hills Estates, CA. He also left behind 3 great grandchildren, Shannen and Samantha Benson of Torrance, CA, and Nevaeh Wagner of Goodyear, AZ Services will be held Saturday, May 23, 2007 at American Martyrs in Manhattan Beach. His ashes will be spread along with those of his wife Jean by their children in Butte, Montana.

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  1. Hi my name is Lara Brookes I’m not sure if Gretchen will remember me but we went to school togther at Mira Costa. I was reading the Daily Breeze this past weekend and I came across Gretchen’s name in her grandpa’s obiturary. I looked up Gretchen’s name in my annual and sure enough I found it so I want to send my condolences to her and her family. I wish your family the best. Sincerelly, Lara Brookes Class of 1988.

  2. To all the Kruer Faminly – so sorry to hear about your dad.We all have our memories of great parents in the 50’s and 60’s. The Tuckers have many fond memories of Scouting, pool parties and our parents at Cana Couples. Our thoughts are with you. The Tucker/Jones family.

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