It is with great sadness that the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) announces the passing of Ronald Krueger Sr., President and Chairman of Wehrenberg Theatres, due to chronic heart failure. Ron Sr. was a former member of the NAC Board of Directors and the father of NAC Past President and current member Ronald Krueger II of Southern Theatres.
Retired NAC Executive Director Chuck Winans called Ron Sr., “A wonderful entrepreneur that will be missed by all who knew him.” NAC Member Tony Irace of Packaging Concepts, Inc. called the passing, “A terrible shame and a loss of an icon here in the St Louis Theatre Industry.”
A visitation will be held at the KUTIS AFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois on Sunday, October 25 from 2-9 p.m. with Masonic service at 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Ronnie’s 20 Cine (Baptist Church and South Lindbergh) on Monday, October 26 at 9 a.m. Memorials to the Salvation Army or St. Louis Shriners Hospital.
Please join the Board of Directors, Members and Staff of NAC in extending our deepest sympathies to the Krueger family.
Statement from Wehrenberg Theatres
It is with great sorrow and our deepest regret we inform you of the recent passing of Ron Krueger, President and Chairman of Wehrenberg Theatres. Ron Krueger passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones.
Wehrenberg has lost a visionary and an entertainment genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Ron have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor.
Ron leaves behind a company only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of The Wehrenberg Theatres Team.
The Wehrenberg Team Ron put into place to lead his company are also strong visionary entertainment folks. The day-to-day operations of Wehrenberg Theatres is overseen by Bill Menke – Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Brands – Chief Financial Officer, John Mitchell – General Counsel, Kelly Hoskins Vice President Marketing and Advertising and Bob Weiss Vice President of Film.
From the support he gave through Wehrenberg to his own personal time, energy, and resources given freely and often, Ron was a true philanthropist. Ron helped as many as he could throughout the region,especially children in need. His presence, joy, enthusiasm, humor and hard work will all be missed by anyone who has ever met him.
Please keep Midge and their family in your thoughts and prayers.
No words can adequately express our sadness at Ron’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.
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