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“Dawn, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hadn't heard about your loss until too late to make it to the services, but do hope to...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Suzanne Snow - Garland, TX

“We loved Uncle Allen as a family like no other person! He was always kind, well mannered and well dressed! He took pride in everything he did. He...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Dana Lewis - Hot Springs, AR

“I would go to the funeral, however, still in wheelchair for operation on foot. Hope to see you at reunion. You know you are in my thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Brenda Lasseter - Plano, TX

“Dawn, I am so sorry I cannot be there to support you at this time of grief. Just know I love you and pray for you. The best thing is that this is a...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Liz Maxson - Bonham, TX

“My sympathies on the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Linda Temple HansenHotchkiss student ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Hansen - Parker, CO

“Thoughts and prayers for you all from another of Miss Dodd's students at Hotchkiss. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Roland Minton - Salem, VA

“Miss Dodd: I remember when you married. Sally let us know you lost your husband.Thinking of you.Cynthia Heed ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Hi Mrs Dodd, So sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful husband God have you. You are in my prayers. God Bless! ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Rick Burnett - Carrollton, TX

“Dawn, I am so sorry to hear of Allen's passing. I pray for comfort and peace for you and Ben. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Sally Greene - Holly Lake Ranch, TX


Allen Bennett Kroger of Mesquite, Texas, died at home on September 22, 2019 in Mesquite, Texas. Allen was 85 years, 11 months and 25 days old.
Allen was the youngest son, born to Henry B. and Elisabeth Kroger, on September 27, 1933 in New York City, New York. As a family, they moved to Dallas, Texas, in 1948. He was a 1952 graduate of Adamson High School, Oak Cliff, Texas, and attended Arlington State College, Arlington, Texas, earning his Associate's degree before he was drafted by the U.S. Army. He proudly served in the U. S. Army from May 29, 1953 to April 30, 1961. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in the 43rd Engineer Battalion, U. S. Army Reserves. He then attended North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, where he was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. Allen was proud of his service and honored to wear his Korean War Veteran's hat daily.

He married Dawn Dodd on July 26, 1968 in Dallas, Texas, and recently celebrated 51 wonderful years of marriage. Together they had one son.
He was a salesman of menswear for Titche-Goettinger (5 years), Woolf Brothers (21 years), Jas. K. Wilson (5 years), and Dillard's (10 years). After retirement, he enjoyed working as a school crossing guard for the City of Garland (7 years).

Allen is preceded in death by his parents, Henry B. Kroger and Elisabeth Kroger, a brother, Henry C. Kroger, and a step-sister, Randolyn Ruby.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn Dodd Kroger, of the home, one son, Ben Kroger (Canda), Rowlett, Texas, step-brother Darrell (Chip) Henson (Darlene), Leander, Texas, sisters-in-law, Dana Dodd Lewis (Luther), Hot Springs, Arkansas, and DeMaris Dodd (Martin Aguirre), Lubbock, Texas, and their families.

A very special thank you to his wife, Dawn Kroger. Thank you for giving yourself so selflessly to make sure dad felt safe and loved during the last months of his life. He loved you so much. We would also like to extend gratitude to the staff of Christian Care Hospice of Mesquite, Texas. Thank you for your personal care and assistance.

There will be an inurnment for Mr. Kroger on Thursday October 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery and there will be a Memorial Service Thursday October 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm at the New World United Methodist Church 5134 E. NW Hwy. Garland, Texas 75043.