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Robert Krudener

July 10, 1925 — February 10, 2009

Long time Teton Village resident Robert Murray Krudener Passed away on February 10th in Jackson at the age of 83. Bob was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on July 10th, 1925 to Robert and Ola Krudener. His mother was a famous concert Pianist and teacher, whose grandfather was Alpheus Baker, a general in the Civil War and Treasurer of the Confederacy. In 1949 Bob was married to the love of his life for 59 years, Jean Pomeroy. Bob is survived by his wife Jean; son William Krudener of Pocatello,daughter Mary Hughes and husband David Hughes of Tetonia, Idaho; Idaho; son Jim Krudener and his wife Lea Krudener of Worland, Wyoming; granddaughter Sarah Powers and husband Jason Powers of Philadelphia, PA; and grandson Gregory Krudener of Laramie, Wyoming. He is also survived by sisters Audrey Salb of Lexington, VA; Doris Krudener of Arlington, VA; and brother-in-law John Sides of Florida and many loving nieces and nephews. Bob graduated as valedictorian from the Peddie School, New Jersey in 1943. He was an Eagle Scout and after graduation served in World War II with the 100th Infantry Division in Europe, and was awarded three campaign stars including the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Bronze Star. After returning home from the war Bob received a degree in physics at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology being on the list of distinction and a member of Sigma Xi, honorary scientific society; a masters degree in physics from the University of Michigan and a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas. Bob was vice-president and director of the Shakespeare Company until moving with Jean to Teton Village in 1973. As a young man Bob had many interests; while in Michigan he greatly enjoyed sailing and was commodore of the Gull Lake Yacht Club. While living in Arkansas he was the senior warden of the Episcopal Church in Fayetteville. He alway enjoyed being of service to his community and greatly appreciated the many friends he met. He was vice-chairman of the St. John's hospital nursing home task force; assistant chief and on the board of directors of the Teton Village Fire Department; a director of the Teton Village Architectural Committee and a director of the Teton Village Water and Sewer District. Bob always loved the mountains and especially hiking in the Teton Range. He spent many years taking innumerable hikes, most of them up to 30 miles long and over many passes. He scrambled up many of the lesser peaks, usually alone but on occasion with other family members including the summits of Hunt, Prospector, Buck, Veiled, South Teton, Middle Teton, Rockchuck, Woodring, and Bivouac. Cremation has taken place at Valley Mortuary in Jackson, Wyoming under to direction of Tyson Clemons. As per Bob's request no memorial services will be held. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made to St. John's Hospital, Jackson, Wyoming.


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