Homer M. Krueger, age 78 of Brillion, died on Monday April 13, 2015, at the Chilton Care Center.
He was born on June 9, 1936 in the Town of Brillion, son of the late Roy L. and Selma K. (Reichardt) Krueger. He married Barbara Bastian on May 4, 1963 at Brillion Rural Methodist Church. Homer graduated from Brillion High School and served in the Army Reserves. He enjoyed singing and was part of a high school quartet, the Rural Brillion Men’s Quartet, sang for weddings and was a 20 year volunteer singer at the Chilton Care Center. He enjoyed playing dart ball every Tuesday night with the church league in winter, and in summer he could be found playing trumpet with the Wayside Morrison Band. He was a devoted farmer his entire life. His grandchildren brought him much joy. Whether he was reading to them, going to school and sporting events with them and then having ice cream after, Homer would be there.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 52 years, Barbara, his children, Kay Schnell, Michael (Jessica), Tim (Sara), grandchildren, Shaina (Jon) Shively, Jacob, Rachel and Michaela Schnell, Grace and Quin Krueger, Alayna and Gabe Krueger, great grandchildren Sean, Kayleigh and Seth, a sister Margaret Kasper and brother-in-law Jerome (Julie) Bastian. Homer was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws LeRoy & Vera (Schnell) Bastian, a sister Gertrude Leverenz, brothers-in-law, Milford Leverenz, Lester Kasper, Paul Bastian and son-in-law Steve Schnell.
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, at Camp Forest, US Hwy 10 in Forest Junction. The Revs. Sam Timm and Becky Kindschi will officiate. Burial will be in the Bluff Cemetery. Friends may call at Camp Forest on Saturday from noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in Homer’s name. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com
The family would like to thank Dr. Goggins and his staff at Fox Valley Hematology/Oncology for the care and concern for the past year and a half, Dr. Zeimet for sharing his knowledge which gave us these extra months with Dad, and the Chilton Care Center staff for their care and compassion while Dad resided there.