Kenneth P. Kroeger, 72, Battleship North Carolina, Wilmington Railroad Museum volunteer

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Kenneth P. Kroeger, of Hampstead, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 72.

He was born April 18, 1942, in Somerville, New Jersey, son of the late Kenneth L. and Jeanette Rittenhouse Alleger Kroeger.

Kenneth was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed his volunteer work at the Battleship North Carolina and the Wilmington Railroad Museum. Kenneth sang in the Wesleyan Chapel UMC choir and was a member of the Cape Fear Chordsmen. In his spare time, he loved solving puzzles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Corey Ann Kroeger and a twin brother, Keith Kroeger.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Kroeger; daughter, Geri-Beth Magaldino (Joe); son, Kasey Kroeger; grandchildren, Robert, Corey and Kevin Magaldino; sisters, Carolyn Pinther, Virginia Scheier and Lynnette Galloway; and his two beloved Maltese dogs, Buttons and Daisy.

A celebration of life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Wesleyan Chapel UMC, in Scotts Hill.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to D.A.V., 251 North Main St., Rm. 116, Winston-Salem, NC 27101; Pender County EMS, P.O. Box 28, Burgaw, NC 28425 or the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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