Robert J. Kreuser

Robert J. Kreuser, 90, of Muskego, died surrounded by his family Saturday, March 22, 2008.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Johanna (nee McGrath), and his loving wife of 57 years, Ruth (nee Warzyn).

He is survived by his children, Michael (Gwen) of Fort Myers, Fla., Stephen of Washburn, John (Colette) of Madison, Katherine (Doug) Lyman of Delafield, Roberta (Todd) Cook of Batesville, Ind., Peter (Tammy) of El Dorado Hills, Calif., Christine (John) White of Brookfield and Frederick of Muskego, and 18 grandchildren.

Robert was dedicated to his career in education. He received a bachelorís degree from the State Teachers College in Milwaukee and a masterís degree and credits toward a Ph.D. from Marquette University. He began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in 1935. He became principal of the Muskego Elementary School in 1949. In 1960, he became superintendent of schools in Grafton. He returned to Muskego in 1962 to become superintendent of schools until he retired in 1982. Robert served as state president of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators from 1978 to 1979. He was also active in his community through his involvement on the fire and police commission, library board, historical society, as a charter member, past president and lifetime member of the Lions Club, a charter member of St. Leonardís Catholic Church and member of the parish council. After retirement, Robert continued to be active in the community as a mediator for the Mediation Center for more than 20 years. Robert was a man of many passions including his love for his wife and family, friends, career, community, church and the family cabin on Lake Superior. Robert enjoyed woodworking, gardening, hunting, storytelling and finding humor in most situations.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial today March 26, at St. Leonardís Catholic Church, W173-S7743 Westwood Drive, Muskego. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27, at Rural Home Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the House of Peace or the WFMC Ruth Kreuser Memorial Scholarship are appreciated.

Max A. Sass & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services Westwood Directors in Muskego are serving the family. For more information, call 679-1560 or visit the online guestbook at