William J. Krueger

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ brought William “Bill” Joseph Krueger, 90, to his heavenly home on Feb. 24 in the year of our Lord 2019 at Rock Creek Memory Care Center, Surprise, Arizona. He was born on March 2, 1928, to Norman Alfred and Ethel Anna (Turecek) Krueger at Antigo. 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 High School in 1946 and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December 1949.

God joined William Joseph Krueger and Peggy Beatrice (Timm) Krueger in Holy Marriage on Aug. 27, 1949, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wittenberg, and they were blessed to celebrate 53 years of marriage.

Bill retired at 62 years young after a 37-year career with Haldemann-Homme, of Minneapolis, rising from the position of salesman, to president, to CEO. Bill enjoyed time with his family, his cabin, fishing, golfing, traveling, dancing and service to his Lord through the church.

Following the death of Bill’s wife, Peggy, on Dec. 9, 2002, Bill married Elizabeth (Betty) L. Kearns on Feb. 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, Minnesota, sons William Roger (Barbara), of Farmingdale, New York, the Rev. Daniel Lee (Kris), of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Steven Allen, of Glencoe, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and Betty’s children and family: Becky (Dean) Leffingwell, Stephen (Michael) Kearns, Julie (Kevin) Eaklor, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Peggy and 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.

The funeral service and burial will take place, date to be determined, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Cemetery, Wittenberg.