Thomas Paul Krueger, MD of Evansville, passed away June 21, 2019. Tom was born May 22, 1935 in South Bend, IN and attended Howe Military Academy and Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass. He graduated from Indiana University in 1957 and then received his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1960. He did his Internship and General Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, 1960 through 1962. He then was a fellow in Surgical Neurology at The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland where he met and married his wife, Diane. He completed his Neurosurgical Residency at the University of Cincinnati. In 1968, Tom went into practice in Evansville. He was board certified in Neurosurgery and was on the staff at Deaconess, St. Mary’s Medical Center and Welborn Baptist Hospital until his retirement in 1997 upon which he was given a Key to the City.

Tom was a member of the Vanderburgh County Medical Society, Indiana State Medical Society, AMA, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Indiana State Neurosurgery Society, Kennel Club of Evansville, Indiana Society of Chicago and was a Kentucky Colonel. Tom was very proud of having established a Neurological Symposium held annually for the past 20 years at Deaconess Hospital.

Tom loved boating and traveling with Diane on their RV. What began as a way to enjoy showing their dogs resulted in a lifestyle of travel throughout the US and Canada.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Paul Albert Krueger of South Bend, IN.

Tom is survived by his wife of 57 years, Diane and children; daughters, Deborah (Richard) Dewey, and Sheryl (Britt) Spivey; son, Paul Krueger (Jennifer Kummer); sister, Carolyn (Bruce) Johnson; grandchildren, Richard (Emily) Dewey, Campbell Dewey, Beall (Dewey) Doval, and Chad Dewey, Austin, Matthew and Kate Spivey, and Chloe Krueger.

His family is so grateful for the exceptional care he received in Deaconess ICU 3900 and Linda White Hospice.

A private funeral service will take place at a later date with entombment at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Deaconess Hospital Foundation for Neuroservices, 600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747. Condolences may be offered at