Obituary of Donald Gene Krug

Donald Gene ‘Butch’ Krug, 72, of Callahan, Florida, went home to be with his Lord and Savior June 19, 2019, at UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida.

He was born October 27, 1946 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville to Walter Eugene and Ellen Blakley Krug. He moved to the Boys’ Home Association in Jacksonville at age 10.

Butch graduated from Ft. Scott Junior College and Pittsburg State College in Kansas. He played football at both schools. He married the love of his life, Connie Morehead June 5, 1970.

He was a Firefighter Engineer for the City of Jacksonville Beach for 28 years retiring in 2003. They lived in Jacksonville until 2009 when they moved to the home he built in Callahan.

He worked hard caring for his family. He enjoyed sports, racquetball, football, golf and softball.

He was saved at the age of 23 at the First Baptist Church in Ft. Scott, Kansas. He was later a member of Arlington Baptist Church Jacksonville. He was currently a very active member of Callahan First Baptist Church. He made friends everywhere he went. He enjoyed telling stories and didn’t mind telling on himself! His favorite Bible verse was Ephesians 2:10, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” He tried to embody that verse in his life.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Connie; his son Aaron Samuel (Amanda) Krug of Midlothian, Virginia; one granddaughter Samantha Jo Krug; two sisters-in-law Betty (George) Colgin of Fort Scott; Cheryl (Danny) Craig; and brother in-law David (Melissa Albers) Morehead; and a host of special friends in Kansas, Virginia, Jacksonville, Callahan and everywhere he traveled.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Wiggins.

A graveside service will be held in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Ft. Scott, Kansas, in the fall.

Donations in memory of Donald Krug are suggested to the American Lung Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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