Theo Adeline Krueger, 93

Theo Adeline Krueger, 93, of West Bend, passed away Nov. 27, 2009.

Theo was born June 23, 1916, in Milwaukee, to Louis and Marie Kepper Richter. She graduated from Washington High School and Marquette University, where she earned a degree in business administration.

Theo married Herman Krueger on June 25, 1937, in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1987.

After raising her family, Theo continued her education at UW-Milwaukee, where she received a degree in special education. She taught at Townsend Street School and Pleasant View School in Milwaukee, and later volunteered at St. Peter's School in Slinger.

Throughout her life, Theo had a close connection with Little Cedar Lake. For many years, she assisted her parents with the operation of Richter's Cottages on the north side of the lake. She and Herman later moved to the lake full-time, and enjoyed spending time with their children and grandchildren. Theo shared with her grandchildren the joys of solitaire, reading and the perfect lunch: hot dogs, peanut-butter toast, Tang and frozen Ho-Hos.

Theo is survived by her children, Lee (Mary) Krueger and Lynne Krueger Ferge of Little Cedar Lake; five grandchildren, Debbie (Steve) Janz of Slinger, Mike (Tanya) Krueger of West Bend, Matt (Phoebe) Krueger or Portland, Ore., Andy Krueger of Duluth, Minn., and Katy (Tim) Steedman of West Bend; seven great-grandchildren, Clarissa, Lillia and Isabell Janz, Luke, Ben and Ahren Krueger, and Myles Steedman; sister-in-law Emily Krueger of Watertown; brother-in-law Dick (Margaret) Krueger of Denver, Colo.; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Keith; and daughter-inlaw Joyce Krueger.

At Theo's request, no services will be held. Burial will be at Washington County Memorial Park.

Her family would like to thank Cedar Community for the special care that was given to her.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online
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