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KRUEGER, Lauren Elizabeth

At the young age of 19, on September 25, 2015 after a short and mysterious illness, Lauren went home to Heaven to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and was reunited with the big brother she never got to meet on earth, Ryan. She leaves to mourn her absence, her parents Brian and Carla; her younger brother Evan, a large extended family and many close and dear friends. A Memorial Service remembering Lauren will be held on Saturday, October 10th at 11:00 am at Willow Park Church, 439 Highway 33 West, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Kelowna Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 22087, Capri P.O., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9N9. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, October 10th at 11:00 am

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Kelowna Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 22087, Capri P.O., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9N9.


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The service for KRUEGER, Lauren Elizabeth is scheduled for Saturday, October 10th at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Willow Park Church

439 Highway 33 West Kelowna, BC


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  • Gerald and Janine Goertsen says:

    Our prayers are with you!
    Lauren was such an inspiration, very passionate and she always left it all on the court.
    She will be playing 21 with her older brother. I’m sure she is winning!
    We will miss her! We are so thankful that she knew Jesus!
    Be Blessed!
    Gerald and Janine Goertsen

  • Sophie zonnis says:

    My most sincere condolences to the family. This is so hard to believe.

  • Leslie & Barry Heidebrecht & family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Heaven has gained a beautiful, loving and caring young woman. We are thankful that Lauren will lay to rest at the feet of the Father. We pray for peace for you Brian, Carla and Evan.

  • Suzanne Ryl says:

    Dear Carla and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your beautiful daughter Lauren’s passing. May you have wonderful memories to help you through this most difficult time. Know that she will always be with you.

  • Kim & Lois Janowsky says:

    Dear Brian, Carla, & Evan,
    We think of you so often during the day, and pray for Gods peace upon you with each
    thought. In His love & Ours, Kim& Lois , Jennalise, Jillie Janowsky

  • Astrid Ross says:

    I went to school with Lauren from grade eight to grade ten. And although we never grew close she was always lovely to share my school life with. Boy did she shine! I am grateful that I had the chance to know such a beautiful soul. My heart goes out to the Kruegers and all close friends.
    Rest in peace angel.

    Astrid Ross

  • Lou Burke says:

    Lauren is a beautiful addition to the ones worshipping Father God now. So beautiful. I am sorry for your loss and as your hearts heal you will share her and your memories of her with others. For now you grieve and move through the motions.

  • Lorena (Janzen) Severson says:

    There are no words for grief like this. But please know your sorrow is shared and that many, including myself, many miles away, know of your situation and share in it in a small way. I know you do not grieve as those who have no hope. May the God of all comfort be your fortress!

  • Adrianna Knuth says:

    Thank-you Lauren for being one of the amazing women to kidnap my brother for grad-napping 2014. We miss you dearly.

  • Bruno Rossi says:

    Dear Brian, Carla and Evan.
    I am very sorry for your loss. When I taught Lauren in Grade 7, she would always try her best. If she didn’t understand something, she would ask questions until she understood. On the basketball court, it was always fun to watch her and the team compete. She will be greatly missed. I am saddened by her passing, yet thankful that she knew the Lord. I pray that God will comfort and help you through this very difficult time.

  • Jewelya says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Seeing her in the hallway with her smile truly brightened up peoples days. she will be missed by everyone who was around her

  • Briana Philips says:

    So sorry to hear about this. My condolences to the family. Rip Lauren.

  • Randy Benson on behalf of Kelowna's Gospel Mission says:

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your daughter. Our thoughts and prayers go with you.

  • Loni Bryant says:

    I am so so sorry for your loss.
    Lauren was the highlight of all my birthday parties. She was hilarious and kind and built everyone up. She was never about herself but always about other people and building them and watching them enjoy themselves. She had so much joy and she was so smart and always had fantastic questions in our Psychology 12 class.
    I loved watching her play basketball and completely lose herself in competing. She was fantastic and I miss her greatly. I grieve for all her family and can’t imagine the loss you’re going through. We’ll get through this one day at a time.

  • Noel Barber says:

    My most sincere condolences to Lauren’s Family and friends. May God guide and comfort you all in your time of sorrow and sadness.

  • Connie Harlton says:

    Dearest Krueger family,
    I only met Lauren a couple of times while attending Midget hockey games with our daughter. Upon learning of Lauren’s passing I was overcome with grief. My daughter, Michelle Apchin, knew Lauren very well and shared time with her at a gathering the eve before her illness manifested. Michelle said Lauren was always kind to everyone and I feel blessed knowing Michelle will carry forth her legacy of kindness. I am supporter of the Gospel Mission and along with our donation at Blenz on Bernard I will make another donation in Lauren’s memory. I thank God for sharing such a special angel on earth.

    Love and Blessings,

    Connie Apchin and Family

  • David Burgin says:

    Brian and family,
    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May the God of all comfort, comfort your heart’s today and in the days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Chris McManus says:

    Brian and family,

    Brian, I hope you are able to find comfort through your faith in this trying time. I know that your family is very important to you and that Lauren was the embodiment of all of your dreams for her. I remember fondly all of your Lauren and Evan stories that you shared in the staff room; like the time you brought me Lauren’s artwork as a proud papa bear. She was a blessed girl to be a part of the Krueger family. My heart goes out to you, Carla and Evan.

  • Tracy Hunter says:

    Carla, I am deeply saddened and heart broken for your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of such great grief and loss. I never met Lauren, but know that heaven must have needed a very special angel in your precious daughter. May God Bless you all and give you strength. xx

  • Nicole Rustad says:

    There are no words that can express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. With much sympathy during this time on the loss of your beautiful daughter, sister and bright light to all.

  • Kyla Morris says:

    To Carla, Brian, Evan, and extended family,
    Lauren was a wonderful young woman. I went to school with her from K-12 and she was in some of my classes in University this year. She had such a big heart for everyone; it didn’t matter what group you were a part of, she was friends with everyone and made each person know she cared, and many days she showed me her love and support. Your daughter was truly a light in this world. I will continue to pray for your family in this difficult time.
    I know heaven has gained a most beautiful, and brightest, angel.

  • Brian Grant & Family says:

    Brian & Family
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure to coach Lauren at a couple of bball camps as well as coach against you and her. She always left it all on the floor and was a great role model and inspiration to her teammates on & off the court . Amanda & I are blessed to have gotten to know her. Her star will always shine bright from above. May you find peace through your faith,family & friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • springfield says:

    So so sorry to hear of Lauren`s sudden passing. Kurtis (our son) graded with Lauren and he had said he wished he had gotten to know her better.
    I tried her favorite coffee at her coffee shop Blenz and it was good.
    We are praying for your family at this time and wondering what good will come of this. Maybe there are those that don`t know Christ that have been touched by Lauren`s short life.
    You will see her again but for the mean time you are in our prayers.
    God bless you and your family at this difficult time.
    from Shelly and Norbert Knuth

  • Alison Richardson says:

    Dear Carla, Brian and Evan
    We are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your beautiful daughter/ sister Lauren. In this time of loss, our thoughts and condolences are with you. Love, Aunt Margaret (Meeres), Lynn, Alison, Grant, Barbara, Garth and families.

  • Kathy Deacon says:

    Carla, Brian, and Evan,
    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your beautiful daughter Lauren. A beautiful life lived with a beautiful family.
    Sincerest sympathy and loving thoughts,
    Kathy and Brian Deacon

  • Betty Cleland says:

    Carla, Brian, and Evan,
    Thinking of you and praying for you as you treasure the memories of Lauren. I am inspired through all the messages that have a common theme – Lauren lived her life to the fullest, had compassion for others, shared much laughter and joy, and was motivated to do her best in all her endeavors. While her life on earth seems so short, her legacy lives on through all of us who knew her.

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