Clement T. Kruck
Oct. 31, 1923 – Nov. 23, 2011
T. Kruck, born Oct. 31, 1923, in Milwaukee, passed away Wednesday, Nov.
23, 2011, surrounded by his family.
He was the beloved husband of 58 years to Sharon. He is also survived by
his daughter, Sandra (Terry) Johannes; his son, Michael (Donna) Kruck;
his grandchildren, Sarah, Evan, Alex, Jordan, Claire, Lisa, Andrew, Mike
and Joe; and a great-granddaughter, Kylie. He is also survived by his
mother-inlaw, Ida Lowe; brother, Frank (Barbara) Kruck; brother-in-law,
John (Sue) Lowe; sister-in-law, Patty Fenstad; and nieces and nephews.
Clem graduated from Waukesha High School in 1942. He served three years
in the Navy Air Corps stationed in Pensacola, Fla. Clem attended Notre
Dame and graduated from Marquette University in 1945. He had a 60-year
career in the shoe-manufacturing industry as a sales representative to
various shoe factories in five states. He was a proud member of the
1,000,000-mile sales club. Clem was an avid golfer at Merrill Hills. He
was a volunteer for many years at St. Mary’s Elm Grove Thrift Store, St.
Ben’s Kitchen Meal Program, St. Vincent de Paul Society and a Perpetual
Adoration Member at St. Mary’s Visitation Parish.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. vigil service Tuesday,
Nov. 29, at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield.
Relatives and friends may join the family at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30,
at St. Mary’s Visitation Parish, 1220 Church St., Elm Grove, for a Mass
of Christian burial. A graveside service will follow at St. Mary’s
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Ben’s Kitchen Meal Program are
Becker Ritter Funeral Homes is serving the family. For more information,
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