Krueger Funeral Home began in Mattydale in 1953, it was a struggle for Ed & Lee Krueger. Both coming from a rural background and no business experience they developed a well respected and long standing professional business. In 1963 they purchased and moved into the Alma Motel which was situated next to the existing funeral home. They ran the two operations as well as raising 4 children. Ed also kept busy working on the side hanging storm windows and selling real estate among other odd jobs.