Juanita Mae Krueger

Oct. 14, 1934 March 20, 2015

Juanita Mae Krueger (nee Lemke), age 80, a resident of Wild Rose Manor, formerly of Medford, Waukesha and Redgranite, passed away Friday afternoon, March 20, 2015, at the Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital.

Juanita was born October 14, 1934, in Medford, a daughter of Martin and Esther (Weidemen) Lemke. She married Darrell Lee Krueger on July 16, 1955 in Waukesha.

Darrell preceded Juanita in death August 28, 2001 following 46 years of marriage.

Juanita had been employed at Waukesha Cutting Tools as a cutter-grinder from 1967 to 1989, when she retired and moved to Redgranite.

Juanita was a supporter of Jake-Fest in Redgranite. She enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, gardening and doing plastic canvas crafts.

Most of all, Juanita enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Patsy M. Krueger of Redgranite; a sister, Norma Jean Gale of Sparta; and a brother-in-law, Clifford Smith of Waukesha. Juanita is also survived by Darrell’s family, Bob (Mert) Krueger of Washington, Jim Krueger, Pete (Kathy) Krueger and Ron (Sharon) Krueger, all of Waukesha, and Karen (Joel) Hoepper of Florida.

Preceding Juanita in death were her husband, Darrell; her parents, Martin and Esther Lemke; her brothers and sisters, Eldean “Red” Brown, William (Cecelia) Lemke, Bernice (Larry) Yeager, Iva Belle Smith and Darlean (Ron) Polinske; and brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services for Juanita Mae Krueger will be held Saturday, March 28, at noon at the Ruminski Funeral Home in Redgranite. Following these services, Juanita will be laid to rest beside her husband, Darrell, in the Redgranite Foster Road Cemetery. There will be a time of visitation from 10:00 A.M. until noon Saturday prior to the memorial services at the funeral home.

Memorials will be appreciated in Juanita’s memory in place of flowers.

Ruminski Funeral Home on Highway 21 in Redgranite, 920-566-2313, is serving the family.