THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Douglas D. Krienke
Issue Date: February 27, 2020
Douglas D. Krienke, 67, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 at home after a 2-1/2 year battle with Stage IV brain cancer with his wife by his side.
Born April 16, 1952, in Oshkosh, to Douglas and Mae (Schaude) Krienke, he moved to the UP with his family when he was young and attended school in Menominee graduating in 1970. He attended Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie studying Criminal Justice and returned home to take over ownership of Marinette Lumber Yard, running the business successfully for 40 years until retiring in 2012. He married Christine Landerman (Neilio) in 1990.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed scuba diving, many years of trap shooting, deer hunting and fishing, time at camp and was also a Harley enthusiast, traveling thousands of miles a year. He served on the Menominee County Board for two years.
He is survived by his wife, Chris; a step-son, Tony Neilio; a sister, Sally Zimmer; his mother-in-law, Eleanor Landerman; two sisters-in-law, Maureen Landerman and Eileen Nicklaus and many nieces and nephews.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Cathy Nowack; his father-in-law E.F. Bud Landerman and a brother-in-law, Peter Zimmer.
Friends may call at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Monday, Feb. 24 from 4 p.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 6 p.m.