LaVerne Lydia Krueger, 80|
LaVerne Lydia Krueger was born Nov. 30, 1930, the daughter of Herman
and Irma Uhlig in Cedarburg. She attended Cedarburg High School,
where she was active in music, forensics, theater, cheerleading and
school government. Following graduation, she entered Milwaukee
Hospital School of Nursing and received a registered nurse degree in
1952. She worked in hospitals in Milwaukee, St Paul, Minn., and
LaVerne married her childhood friend, Howard Krueger, on July 26,
1952. They were friends for 80 years and married for 59 years.
Together they had three children, Kaye Krueger, Hartland; Patti
Krueger (Mike Honey), Tacoma, Wash.; and Steven Krueger (Deanne)
Ft. Wayne, Ind. She found great joy in her children, and her family
was with her at death in Hospice Care, Fitchburg.
LaVerne was very faithful and active in St. Johnís Lutheran Church of
Evansville, and especially enjoyed choirs and Wednesday morning
breakfast/Bible study. She was instrumental in founding the
Evansville Meals On Wheels program, which she guided and served as
president of for 34 years. She received the Key To The City and Just
Desserts awards for her community work.
LaVerne is survived by her husband, her three children, and their
spouses; four grandchildren, Anna Haemel (Nick), Emilie Midtling
(Mike), Joshua Krueger (Emily) and Mitchell Krueger (Staci); great-
grandson, Nicholas Alexander Haemel; three sisters, Lucille (Walter)
Becker, Doris (Bert, deceased) Pressman, Irma (Ed, deceased) Quirin;
brother, Robert (Joy) Uhlig; brother-in-law, Harvey (Lorraine)
Krueger; plus many special nieces and nephews.
Further deceased are her parents, Herman and Irma Uhlig; father-in-
law and mother-in-law, Edwin H. and Helen Krueger; brothers in law,
Dr. Edwin W. Krueger (Edna) and Palmer Krueger (Arlene).
Funeral services were held at St Johnís Lutheran Church on Monday,
July 11, 2011, at 11 a.m. Burial followed in Maple Hill Cemetery in
Evansville. Visitation was held on Sunday, July 10, from 3 p.m. to 6
p.m. at Ward Funeral Home in Evansville and on Monday, July 11, at
the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials can be made to St Johnís Lutheran Church, Hospice Care Inc.
or Save Our Lake Fund.
A special thank you to the nurses and doctors of St Maryís Hospital,
Dean Clinic, Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center and to the
many friends who called and sent good wishes. Thank you also to
Pastor Poock for prayers, words of comfort, and song.