Krockett (David) Krieger

$38,304 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 1,052 people in 41 months
Christine Wilke
on behalf of Ashlie Krieger
 SAINT JOSEPH, MI
Krockett (David) Krieger was tragically and senselessly taken from all those who loved him on December 11, 2015. He was killed during a heroic act protecting a dog from an abuser, which anyone who knew him would not be surprised to learn.  Krockett loved his family, God, country, friends and animals – especially his two furry “children” with devotion that was unmatched.

This tragedy has created an unexpected financial need for funeral and living expenses for those he has left behind.  If you would like to contribute to this fund, it will be greatly appreciated by his loved ones.

At a later date we will also be establishing an animal related memorial to ensure Krockett’s legacy of love for animals is forever remembered, but for now, we need to ensure that the immediate needs of his family and final arrangements and are being taken care of.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you and God Bless you all.

Christine Wilke
Friend of the Family
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On behalf of Ashlie and the entire Krieger family, thank you all for your generosity and the outpouring of support that you have extended in the wake of their devastating loss. The healing process will be long and their lives will never be the same, but with the love and support of family and friends they will cherish memories and continue his legacy of love and kindness.
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Mark Nothdurft
41 months ago

I didn't know the man but heard something quite disturbing from the "community" in the Meijer grocery store about this incident. I overheard an older man saying "This man (Krieger) should have been minding his own business and this wouldn't have happened".....NO if there wasn't a released convict on the street, carrying a weapon breaking his probation, trespassing on company property, kicking an innocent dog.....this wouldn't have happened!!! To all his friends and family I'm sorry for your loss.

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Dawn Merriman
41 months ago

Mark, thanks for your comment. Krockett was my nephew. Those are my sentiments exactly. If a convicted felon wasn't on the street that day carrying an illegal weapon, Krock would still be alive. And his family wants the "truth" to come out. Sorry, it's already out--you murdered him. Thanks again for the comment.

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Tamara Kerr
41 months ago

I love that this man cared enough about animals to actually do anything about stopping abuse to one, I will attend his funeral because people need to start thinking about people who are not afraid to step up and commit when they see something wrong!

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Lisa Hardt Seitz
41 months ago

I have been hearing so many negative things from the "community" with the biggest being if "he" had been minding his own business "he" would be here still. Well, of course if no one ever said anything or stood up for what was right the criminal element would have free reign over the world.Only a truly ignorant fool would believe that this terrible tragedy was in anyway Dave's own doing. Turns my stomach every time I hear the ignorance that people possess. It saddens me that a good man will not be with his family anymore because some criminal decided it was his day to break the law (yet again). I truly believe that felons REGARDLESS of their crime should remain behind bars for life so that the rest of us can freely stand up for what we believe is right without fear of losing our lives...My deepest sympathies to all of Dave's family and friends....my heart is breaking for you...You are all in my thoughts and prayers....a good man taken to way to soon....God bless you all.....

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Polly Diehl Poziwilko
41 months ago

Thank you Mark for your comment! David did exactly what should have been done! Roy should not have been abusing the dog and anyone who knew Dave Krieger knows he loved his dogs! He would never stand by and watch someone kicking a dog ever. So thank you for your comment.

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Dottie Webb
41 months ago

I wish more people would stand up to abused animals. He is my hero. RIP.

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Nancy Believes
41 months ago

Very sad that no one came alongside this man to assist him or the dog. says a lot about society. so very sorry for this loss of a beautiful loving man. Prayers for the family.

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Jeff Carey
41 months ago

What a great man you are, hopefully someday I could be the man you were. I would have done the same thing. You left this world a hero, and you deserve to be helping other animals at the rainbow bridge. God bless your heart

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Julie Houston
41 months ago

This is heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. Dogs do selfless, courageous acts all the time to protect humans, so it's refreshing and inspiring to read about a human doing the same for a fellow earthling. This man showed a level of loyalty that typically only dogs possess. He was a hero, and it's a shame he was taken. We need more people like him on this planet. God bless his family.

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Tracy McKee
41 months ago

This man gave his life to save another.. It does not matter the amount legs or anything else the life has. A life is a life. The poor dog could not save its self. I pray the person that created this horrid situation pays. But it will never be enough to bring the wonderful man back to his family. Or take the fear and damage done from the dog that died to save. They will forever pay for the good that he did.. So hopefully the evil person pays in a way to make him feel great loss and terror and pain for the rest of his life here and then throughout eternity. I'm sorry for your loss. He must of been a amazing man to give do deeply and freely. You all will be in our thoughts..

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Ruth Lee Caron
41 months ago
9
9

Shame on anyone who defends the coward who beat the dog and shot this hero. The fact that he shot this man shows just how sick and twisted he was. The facts speak for themselves. God Bless this family.

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Kate Wheeler
41 months ago
8
8

I have a rescue dog who had been previously mistreated and this story brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for restoring my faith in others and on behalf of all dogs who have been mistreated, defeated and abused - thank you for your selflessness, kindness and ability to step up when most would have stepped away from defending a life. I will pray for you all and for comfort in such painful times and for grace when everything seems so graceless.

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Jaime Hodge James Jameson
41 months ago
7
7

I did not have the pleasure of ever meeting Krockett, but he was definitely a hero. He did the humane thing, and it cost him his life. I hope that his family feels comfort in knowing that people all over the country are recognizing what he did and sacrificed, and we all stand with him. My heart goes out to his family at this difficult time. There needs to be more Krockett's in the world.

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Lisa Fleischer
41 months ago
7
7

I'm so sorry for your loss, clearly he was a great MAN. No one should treat an animal poorly and anyone who sees such an action should step up. I'm just sorry we're down one angel now. May he rest in peace with all the angels over the bridge.

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Keith Jackson
41 months ago
7
7

I have to disagree with the comment "all felons should be locked up for life" before i ger negative comments back please not there are non violent offenders my wife being one. I wont get into the what and only say that through alot of bad things and abuse in her life ahe was driven to do some dishonest things that she very much so admitted and took responsibilty for by basically having handed herself in. She did her time and learned from it being an honest living and animal loving person now we heard of Krockett standing up for this poor pup and we do believe Krocket was in the right. No felon should have any fire arm ever ...so much its federal law once being given the felon status u cannot even be near one that you can access to in a sense. Thats not just a probation violation non violent and violent BOTH. This man did not deserve to die and he lives on i know at least as a saviour of pups but his memory should not be tainted by judgingevery single person say whom was raped as a child beaten and abused even as an adult till they tried to get away from it with drugs or what kt and are recognised as felons. That being said i hope your family gets all it ever needs helpwise and quality of life as raising and even being a close family to a man so great you all helped shape this man and thats a great thing. I too have two rescue dogs one golden shep mix and a datsun lab or something mix and a black cat all picked from former abusive homes (call it making up for past mistakes) within the first weeks of adoption of an abused animal u can see why this man felt strong against abuse. And honestly nobody can claim to be as good as this man.

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Michael McCumber
41 months ago
7
7

My deepest condolences to all family and friends. When I worked at MFP Krocket was one of my favorite customers and just a great guy....This is a tragic loss and he'll be missed by so many.

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Jan Stamer
41 months ago
6
6

I would have done the same thing, and any animal lover would have too. My heart goes out to this family. "Minding ones business" just makes the nasty, evil people get away with their crap. It takes a true hero to do what he did. There should be more people like him in this world. Maybe is we all stood up against these stupid punks the world would be kinder. I'm tired of all the needless violence against people and animals. I wish the bad people, bad Karma . And just maybe, parents should start raising respectable human beings again. Again condolences to the family of this wonderful man..And to the guy who killed him? I hope he rots in jail. And his family better not say one word about their poor boy being the victim of a broken household and all that blablabla..

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Michelle Vassallo Logiudice
41 months ago
6
6

Your a hero in my eyes. Your with God now, watching over the animals. Was the dog that was being protected , ok?

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Andrea Lowe Lamberth
41 months ago
4
4

If you can, I think it would be a great honor for you to take some of that money and perhaps have a plague or bench built in Krockett's honor at an animal shelter/rescue. I'm soo sorry for your loss. May proper justice be served for the true animal in this scenario.

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Mitchell Cole
41 months ago
4
4

Sorry for your loss. This is something I fear for myself with these scumbags who should not have animals. I also know from reading these comments that St. Joseph, MI is a bad place for animal lovers or families

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25 months ago
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Leslie Brockmeier
31 months ago

This isn't much but I truly respect what David did. Not enough people like him these days. God bless his family <3

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Anonymous
31 months ago
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Laura Morgan
32 months ago

So incredibly sorry for your loss. What a special sole- stepping in to protect the unprotected. Wish the world was filled with more like him. God bless.

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Anonymous
32 months ago
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Anonymous
33 months ago
CD
$50
Chloe Dyer
33 months ago

So sorry for your loss. David sounds like a true hero and a kind man.

JJ
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Jeanette Jensen
33 months ago
$100
Keith Baxter
33 months ago

Breaks my heart. I am guessing he would do the same thing over. God Bless your family and your kind giving heart

$5
Ashley Bandy
33 months ago

Praying for your family and continuous healing. Rest easy knowing your husband is a true hero and now Keeper of Rainbow Bridge.

Mark Nothdurft
41 months ago

I didn't know the man but heard something quite disturbing from the "community" in the Meijer grocery store about this incident. I overheard an older man saying "This man (Krieger) should have been minding his own business and this wouldn't have happened".....NO if there wasn't a released convict on the street, carrying a weapon breaking his probation, trespassing on company property, kicking an innocent dog.....this wouldn't have happened!!! To all his friends and family I'm sorry for your loss.

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Dawn Merriman
41 months ago

Mark, thanks for your comment. Krockett was my nephew. Those are my sentiments exactly. If a convicted felon wasn't on the street that day carrying an illegal weapon, Krock would still be alive. And his family wants the "truth" to come out. Sorry, it's already out--you murdered him. Thanks again for the comment.

+ Read More
Tamara Kerr
41 months ago

I love that this man cared enough about animals to actually do anything about stopping abuse to one, I will attend his funeral because people need to start thinking about people who are not afraid to step up and commit when they see something wrong!

+ Read More
Lisa Hardt Seitz
41 months ago

I have been hearing so many negative things from the "community" with the biggest being if "he" had been minding his own business "he" would be here still. Well, of course if no one ever said anything or stood up for what was right the criminal element would have free reign over the world.Only a truly ignorant fool would believe that this terrible tragedy was in anyway Dave's own doing. Turns my stomach every time I hear the ignorance that people possess. It saddens me that a good man will not be with his family anymore because some criminal decided it was his day to break the law (yet again). I truly believe that felons REGARDLESS of their crime should remain behind bars for life so that the rest of us can freely stand up for what we believe is right without fear of losing our lives...My deepest sympathies to all of Dave's family and friends....my heart is breaking for you...You are all in my thoughts and prayers....a good man taken to way to soon....God bless you all.....

+ Read More
Polly Diehl Poziwilko
41 months ago

Thank you Mark for your comment! David did exactly what should have been done! Roy should not have been abusing the dog and anyone who knew Dave Krieger knows he loved his dogs! He would never stand by and watch someone kicking a dog ever. So thank you for your comment.

+ Read More
Dottie Webb
41 months ago

I wish more people would stand up to abused animals. He is my hero. RIP.

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Nancy Believes
41 months ago

Very sad that no one came alongside this man to assist him or the dog. says a lot about society. so very sorry for this loss of a beautiful loving man. Prayers for the family.

+ Read More
Jeff Carey
41 months ago

What a great man you are, hopefully someday I could be the man you were. I would have done the same thing. You left this world a hero, and you deserve to be helping other animals at the rainbow bridge. God bless your heart

+ Read More
Julie Houston
41 months ago

This is heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. Dogs do selfless, courageous acts all the time to protect humans, so it's refreshing and inspiring to read about a human doing the same for a fellow earthling. This man showed a level of loyalty that typically only dogs possess. He was a hero, and it's a shame he was taken. We need more people like him on this planet. God bless his family.

+ Read More
Tracy McKee
41 months ago

This man gave his life to save another.. It does not matter the amount legs or anything else the life has. A life is a life. The poor dog could not save its self. I pray the person that created this horrid situation pays. But it will never be enough to bring the wonderful man back to his family. Or take the fear and damage done from the dog that died to save. They will forever pay for the good that he did.. So hopefully the evil person pays in a way to make him feel great loss and terror and pain for the rest of his life here and then throughout eternity. I'm sorry for your loss. He must of been a amazing man to give do deeply and freely. You all will be in our thoughts..

+ Read More
Ruth Lee Caron
41 months ago
9
9

Shame on anyone who defends the coward who beat the dog and shot this hero. The fact that he shot this man shows just how sick and twisted he was. The facts speak for themselves. God Bless this family.

+ Read More
Kate Wheeler
41 months ago
8
8

I have a rescue dog who had been previously mistreated and this story brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for restoring my faith in others and on behalf of all dogs who have been mistreated, defeated and abused - thank you for your selflessness, kindness and ability to step up when most would have stepped away from defending a life. I will pray for you all and for comfort in such painful times and for grace when everything seems so graceless.

+ Read More
Jaime Hodge James Jameson
41 months ago
7
7

I did not have the pleasure of ever meeting Krockett, but he was definitely a hero. He did the humane thing, and it cost him his life. I hope that his family feels comfort in knowing that people all over the country are recognizing what he did and sacrificed, and we all stand with him. My heart goes out to his family at this difficult time. There needs to be more Krockett's in the world.

+ Read More
Lisa Fleischer
41 months ago
7
7

I'm so sorry for your loss, clearly he was a great MAN. No one should treat an animal poorly and anyone who sees such an action should step up. I'm just sorry we're down one angel now. May he rest in peace with all the angels over the bridge.

+ Read More
Keith Jackson
41 months ago
7
7

I have to disagree with the comment "all felons should be locked up for life" before i ger negative comments back please not there are non violent offenders my wife being one. I wont get into the what and only say that through alot of bad things and abuse in her life ahe was driven to do some dishonest things that she very much so admitted and took responsibilty for by basically having handed herself in. She did her time and learned from it being an honest living and animal loving person now we heard of Krockett standing up for this poor pup and we do believe Krocket was in the right. No felon should have any fire arm ever ...so much its federal law once being given the felon status u cannot even be near one that you can access to in a sense. Thats not just a probation violation non violent and violent BOTH. This man did not deserve to die and he lives on i know at least as a saviour of pups but his memory should not be tainted by judgingevery single person say whom was raped as a child beaten and abused even as an adult till they tried to get away from it with drugs or what kt and are recognised as felons. That being said i hope your family gets all it ever needs helpwise and quality of life as raising and even being a close family to a man so great you all helped shape this man and thats a great thing. I too have two rescue dogs one golden shep mix and a datsun lab or something mix and a black cat all picked from former abusive homes (call it making up for past mistakes) within the first weeks of adoption of an abused animal u can see why this man felt strong against abuse. And honestly nobody can claim to be as good as this man.

+ Read More
Michael McCumber
41 months ago
7
7

My deepest condolences to all family and friends. When I worked at MFP Krocket was one of my favorite customers and just a great guy....This is a tragic loss and he'll be missed by so many.

+ Read More
Jan Stamer
41 months ago
6
6

I would have done the same thing, and any animal lover would have too. My heart goes out to this family. "Minding ones business" just makes the nasty, evil people get away with their crap. It takes a true hero to do what he did. There should be more people like him in this world. Maybe is we all stood up against these stupid punks the world would be kinder. I'm tired of all the needless violence against people and animals. I wish the bad people, bad Karma . And just maybe, parents should start raising respectable human beings again. Again condolences to the family of this wonderful man..And to the guy who killed him? I hope he rots in jail. And his family better not say one word about their poor boy being the victim of a broken household and all that blablabla..

+ Read More
Michelle Vassallo Logiudice
41 months ago
6
6

Your a hero in my eyes. Your with God now, watching over the animals. Was the dog that was being protected , ok?

+ Read More
Andrea Lowe Lamberth
41 months ago
4
4

If you can, I think it would be a great honor for you to take some of that money and perhaps have a plague or bench built in Krockett's honor at an animal shelter/rescue. I'm soo sorry for your loss. May proper justice be served for the true animal in this scenario.

+ Read More
Mitchell Cole
41 months ago
4
4

Sorry for your loss. This is something I fear for myself with these scumbags who should not have animals. I also know from reading these comments that St. Joseph, MI is a bad place for animal lovers or families

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