Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ brought William (Bill) Joseph Krueger to his heavenly home on February 24th in the year of the Lord 2019 at Rock Creek Memory Care Center, Surprise, AZ. He was born on March 2, 1928 to Norman Alfred and Ethel Anna (Turecek) Krueger at Antigo, WI. He was made a child of God through the sacrament of Holy Baptism shortly thereafter.
Following the death of Bill’s father Norman Krueger his mother Ethel married Alfred Felix Neerdaels who became a beloved father to Bill and his brother Lee. Bill graduated from Wittenberg WI H.S in 1946, attended and graduated from University of Wisconsin, Madison Dec, 1949. God joined William Joseph Krueger and Peggy Beatrice (Timm) Krueger in Holy marriage on August 27th, 1949 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wittenberg, WI.
Bill retired at 62 years young after a 37 year career with Haldemann-Homme, Inc., Mpls MN, rising from the position of salesman, to President, and eventually CEO. Bill enjoyed time with his family, his cabin, fishing, traveling, dancing, and service to his Lord through the church.
Following the death of Bill’s wife Peggy on December 9th, 2002 Bill married Elizabeth (Betty) L. Kearns on February 23, 2004 and they enjoyed 15 wonderful years together.
Bill is survived by his wife Betty, his four children; daughter JoAnn Hinnenthal (Jack) of Wayzata, Mn.; sons William Roger (Barbara) of Farmingdale, NY, , Rev. Daniel Lee (Kris) of Cedar Rapids, IA, Steven Allen of Glencoe, MN. eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, Betty’s children Becky (Dean) Leffingwell, Stephen (Michael) Kearns, Julie (Kevin), three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Peggy, brother Lee Krueger. Memorials may be made to the William J. and Peggy B. Krueger Endowed Scholarship Fund, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO. 63105 or charity of your choice.
Visitation will be held at 9 AM on Saturday, April 27, 2019 with funeral services at 10:30 AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 S. Home St., Wittenberg, WI. Burial to follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the graveside service.