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Marion M. Krueger
Marion M. Krueger, 88, formerly of Marinette, passed away Friday, April 5 at the New London Family Medical Center. She was cared for by St. Joseph Residence in New London for the past five years.
Born June 16, 1924 in Marinette to Cortland and Martha (Splinter) Lohff, she resided there for most of her life and was a graduate of Marinette High School, Class of 1942.
During World War II she worked at Van Domelen Motor Works and was later employed as receptionist for Scott Paper Company, where she was selected as Snow Queen at Marinette's Winter Festival, an event sponsored by the company. In September 1952, she married William Krueger of Marinette. A member of First United Methodist Church, she tended to communion and the chapel altar for many years. She sold Watkins products from her home and was last employed by the Luther Home.
She pursued many interests, which included cooking, baking, sewing, needlework, crafts, playing piano and travel. She enjoyed taking pictures and was a dedicated gardener, quite possibly ahead of her time in developing sustainable resources. She took great pleasure in sharing her fruits with friends and neighbors. She was an accomplished vocalist, singing in the church choir and as a soloist. She enjoyed the arts and appeared in many Theatre on the Bay productions.
She is survived by three children, Carol (Mike) Lemke of Menominee, Jim (Kristin) Krueger of Big Lake, Minn. and Diane (Scott) Wilson of New London; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Pat Lohff and Alice Lohff and a niece and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Lohff and John Lohff.
Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home in Marinette after 11 a.m. on Friday, April 12. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Mackay officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.
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