Leonard Arthur Krug, 86, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 12:18 A.M. at his home.
He was born January 17, 1932, in Kansas City, Missouri, to the late William and Fannie Ginsburg Krug. He attended Rockhurst High School and the University of Missouri and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1955. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and worked at Chicago Title Insurance Company.
Interested in acting from an early age, he was active in community theater and became a member of Actors’ Equity in Chicago. After retiring to Kentucky, he appeared frequently at Barnlot Theater in Edmonton, where, under the stage name Lee Barko, he played such roles as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Mr. Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life, Uncle Harvey in June Groom, Harry Roat in Wait until Dark, Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace, Valencio in The Bold, the Young and the Murdered, Willie Clark in The Sunshine Boys, and Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his only brother, Joe, a sister-in-law, Fanny and nephew, Stuart.
His wife – Kathryn Mary Dunn Krug of Columbia
Four sons and their families – John Krug and Kathleen Degnan and their children, Claire and Arthur; Ben and Heather Krug and their sons, Adam and David; Tom Brashers-Krug and Gail Brashers-Krug and their children, Niki, Ben, Julie, Coby, Liz and Sammi; Robert Krug and Salena Krug and one great-nephew, Josh and his wife Amy
Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church with Father Joseph Thomas officiating
Visitation on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. with the Rosary being recited at 8:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home and visitation on Wednesday after 9:30 A.M. at the church
In lieu of flowers, the family would rather donations be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, The Parkinson’s Foundation or Food for the Poor. These may be left at the funeral home or church
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements