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Marlene May Krueger

05/25/1936 - 01/02/2021
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Marlene May Krueger died on January 2, 2021, at her home. 

She was born May 25, 1936 to Henry and Irma (Muenchow) Kromrey in Eau

Claire County, WI. Marlene was baptized and confirmed at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Fall Creek. She attended school at Fall Creek and graduated from high school in 1954. On October 6, 1956, Marlene married James H. Krueger at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Fall Creek. Prior to her marriage she was employed at the office of UniRoyal, Eau Claire. The couple lived in Whitewater, WI and Necedah, WI before moving to Winneconne in 1962. After raising her family, she was employed in the office of Ingersoll (formerly J.I. Case) for 20 years (1977-1997).

Marlene is survived by: her husband, Jim, who she was married to for 64 years, and had known since kindergarten; daughter, Debra; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Janine, Allan and Cindy; two grandsons, Matthew (Linda) Krueger and Wesley (Vanny) Krueger; three granddaughters, Stephanie Krueger (Steve Acheson), Christian Krueger, Hannah Krueger; four great-grandsons, Alex Ruetten, Benjamin Krueger, Aldo Acheson, Dylan Krueger; one great-granddaughter, Charlotte Krueger. Marlene is further survived by three nephews and families; Bruce (Cheryl) Wathke, Ralph Wathke, Gary (Patti) Wathke.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Elijah James Krueger; a sister and brother-in-law, Ramona and Harvey Wathke.

Marlene loved gardening and enjoyed polka dancing and being with her family. She liked to travel and saw most of the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska. Marlene also went on many cruises and traveled to several countries abroad.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church 8 S. 4th St. Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Mark Albrecht officiating. Burial will follow in the Winneconne Cemetery. Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family would like to specially thank Drs. Peter Johnson, Richard Kiefer, Zahid Dar and the staff of Vince Lombardi Cancer Center at Aurora Medical Center. They also wish to thank Phil and Molly Johnson and Jan Hillman for all of the care and concern shown to Marlene and Jim.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Phyllis (Kromey) Laas wrote on January 13, 2021
What a wonderful life she lived. Marlene was a high school classmate that I admired. I am sorry for your loss.

David Paulson wrote on January 8, 2021
Wayne, Al, Deb and Jim. My sincere condolences on the passing of Marlene. May you patiently await that upcoming reunion when you can rejoice with her in heaven.

Dan Tentcher wrote on January 8, 2021
Dear Krueger Family, our deepest sympathy to all. I remember how she and Jim welcomed me to Winneconne in 1972. So many fond memories! I even got to polka with her when we would go out with the Wentzels! You have a special family!!

Mary McDonald wrote on January 7, 2021
Jim, Deb,Wayne and Alan, my sincere sympathy to you on the loss of your beautiful wife/ mother. I have such fond memories of our neighborhood growing up. Your mother was always so patient and kind to all of us! My prayers are with all of you.

Carol Schultz wrote on January 7, 2021
My sisters (Joanne and Christine) and I want to express our deepest condolences at the passing of Marlene. She was a good friend to our mother, Betty. She will be missed.

Teresa Tuschl wrote on January 5, 2021
My sincere condolences to the entire Krueger family and all who care about them. Marlene's smile is exactly as I recall it from my time as a young child and on through life. Sending prayers for peace. May the memories you hold and the stories you share keep her close to you always!

Katie, Robert, Dayton Callies and Thomas Schmude wrote on January 5, 2021
Mr. Krueger and family, we're very sorry for the loss of Mrs. Krueger .You and Mrs. Krueger welcomed us to the neighborhood like you'd known us for years. We will cherish the kindness shown to us for many years and will be thinking of you during this difficult time.

Joe Breister wrote on January 4, 2021
Wayne and Al, my deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. May fond memories ease your pain.

Janine Brantley wrote on January 4, 2021
Offering my deepest sympathy. Marlene was indeed a lovely lady always. May peace be with you. Those we love remain forever in our hearts. With love and prayers, Janine

Kay Richardson Christiansen wrote on January 4, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Marlene was a wonderful person and our families were friends through school and church. Sending prayers you way for comfort.

Susan Zellmer Vernon wrote on January 4, 2021
My condolences to you, Jim, and family. I enjoyed watching you and Marlene dance at reunions, so smooth.

Tim Hewitt wrote on January 3, 2021
Mr.Krueger and family Living in the second ave area We use to be neighbors and Mr Krueger was my teacher @WHS I’m sorry for the loss of your Loving wife,Marlene May you know we are praying For your and your family Especially during time of loss Tim Hewitt 1967