Former Augustana Trustee James Krier Dies at 82

Dr. James F. Krier, D.V.M., who served 12 years on the Augustana College Board of Trustees, died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Omaha, Neb. He was 82.

Krier's longtime association with Augustana included gifts of time, leadership and financial support. He was a member of the President's Club and served as a leader for many Augustana fund drives, including the Commitment to Excellence, Augustana Renewal and Sunrise campaigns.

"I had the pleasure of serving on the Board with Jim. His positive, eternally optimistic attitude about his life and his work, and his vision for the College made him an incredibly likable individual. He was inspiring to everyone he met and will be greatly missed, indeed," said Rob Oliver, president.

Krier earned his bachelor's degree and his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota. He was a partner in a food animal veterinary practice in Dawson, Minn., from 1959 to 1972 and then joined Hoffmann-LaRoche Pharmaceutical where he worked in the animal health packaged goods area.

He was an active member of his church; served as chair of the Dawson School Board; and was a member of the Dawson Chamber of Commerce and the Jaycees.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie. He is survived by his daughters: Jacqueline Krier (Timothy Mick), Jillayne Krier, Jodine Krier (Michael Bourg) -- all of Omaha, Neb., -- Jayann Peterson (Joel) of Austin, Texas, Jayne Krier of Washington, D.C.; son, Jon Krier (Anngi) of Omaha; grandchildren: James, Joshua, Nicole, Zak, Alexis, Andriy, Sofie, and Dexter; sister, Winnie Johnson (Paul) of Brookings, S.D. His daughters Jacqueline, Jillayne and Jodine all attended Augustana.

Kelly Sprecher

Communications & Media Relations