OBITUARY: Roger W. Krueger

Roger W. Krueger, age 75, of Chilton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Libby’s House in Chilton resulting from complications of dementia.

Roger was born on May 14, 1942 in the town of Chilton, son of the late Clarence and Marie (Siegwarth) Krueger, Sr.  He was a graduate of Chilton High School, class of 1959.  On June 6, 1964, he married Joan Gruber at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hilbert.  Roger worked at the Brillion Iron Works for 43 years, retiring in 2002.   He always enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking walks with his dogs, and spending time with family.  After retirement, Roger and Joan moved to Three Lakes where he enjoyed all of these hobbies and became very involved in volunteering at the food pantry.

Roger is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joan of Brillion; their three children: Mary Jo of Brillion, Michael (Connie) of Stockbridge, and Deb (William) Boettcher of Chilton; grandchildren and one great-granddaughter: Andy (special friend Haley) Krueger and their daughter Harper, Nick, Tony (fiancée Dedra Piepenburg) Boettcher of Brillion, and Kelly Boettcher of Chilton; two brothers and two sisters in law: Clarence (Sandy) Jr. of Stockbridge, Butch (Diana) of Hilbert, two sisters and one brother-in-law: Joyce (Fred) Stollenwerk of Kewanee, IL and Jane of Chilton; and other in-laws: Gary (Sharon) Gruber of Chilton, Jean (Bob) Jankowski of Fremont, and Roger Reese of Pembine; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Ervin and Margaret (Diedrich) Gruber, and one sister-in-law: Sue Reese.

Roger has been cremated, and a memorial service will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Wieting Funeral Home, 215 S. Main St. in Brillion.  Officiating will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be made.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Libby’s House, the Calumet County Department of Aging (ADRC) and Calumet County Hospice for their excellent care of Roger. 

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