THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
James H. Krueger
Issue Date: September 19, 2019
James H. Krueger, 82, of Marinette, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at home.
Born Aug. 22, 1936, to the late Edward and Marion (Weiler) Krueger in Marinette, he graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School in 1954. In 1958, he took over Krueger Refrigeration when his father passed away.
He was the youngest to achieve refrigeration certification in the state of Wisconsin and operated the business for 61 years, making him the oldest upon retirement. On Sept. 5, 1959, he married Brenda Tuck at St. Anthony's Church in Marinette.
He enjoyed Lionel Trains, coins and working. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, a lifetime member of the Elks and two-time Exalted Ruler and was a District Rep, and State Vice President of the Northeast District; was a member of the Moose and the Jaycees, where he was the first ever Lifetime member, past President, District Vice President, and State Vice President along with the Knights of Columbus, where he served as Grand Knight and also belonged to the Twi-Cees and American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Brenda; four sons, James H. "Jay" (Cindy) Krueger of San Antonio, Tx., Phillip (Linda) Krueger of Marinette, John (Susan) Krueger of Menominee, Mi. and Andrew (Tara) Krueger of San Diego, Ca.; a daughter, Denice (Steven) Patnode of Wausaukee; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and cousins.
Visitation will be held at Thielen Funeral Home in Marinette on Friday, Sept. 20 from 4 p.m. until time of the wake and Elk service at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish, Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m., followed by a funeral luncheon at the Marinette Elks Lodge. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery with Military Honors by the Military Twenty Year Club.