Clairmont W. Krueger, 90

Clairmont W. Krueger went to be with the Lord on Nov. 25, 2012, at the age of 90 at Heritage Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Port Washington.

A celebration of Clairmontís life will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at 6 p.m. Visitation will take place prior to the service at St. Paul Lutheran Church from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pastor Kenton Wendorf will officiate the service.

Interment will be Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at 10 a.m. with full military honors at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, Grafton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church History/ Archives Fund are appreciated. For online condolences, please visit

Clairmont was born on March 18, 1922, in the town of Hamburg, Wis.

After growing up on the family farm, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he served as a radar operator on the USS Boyd D544 in the South Pacific theater. After the war, he returned to Grafton, where he married Doris E. Last on July 26, 1947. Their marriage was blessed with four children.

Clairmont was an entrepreneur, owning and operating a variety of businesses throughout his life. In the 1950s and 1960s, he owned and operated Meadís Department Store in Merrill, Grafton Beer & Liquor in Grafton and Lakeside Beer and Liquor in Port Washington. In 1969, he began his career at Ambur Distilled Products as a salesman working throughout Wisconsin, where he remained until his retirement in 1984.

After his retirement, he truly enjoyed the snowbird life wintering in Port Richey, Fla. Clairmontís numerous pastimes and hobbies

included traveling the United States, fishing excursions to Canada, woodworking, remodeling, crosswords, cards and spending time with his many friends. In recent years, he enjoyed traveling with his sons and son-in-law to his World War II U.S. Navy ship reunions in San Diego, New Orleans and Washington, D.C.

Clairmont was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Doris (nee) Last.

He is survived by his four children, Jon (Linda) of LaMesa, Calif.; Jean (Phil) Steinke of Port Washington; Jim of Grafton; and Julie (Jim) Lynch of Port Washington.

Clairmont was the proud grandfather of Libby (Brian) MacGillis, PJ

(Meagan) Steinke, Olivia (Isaiah) Witt, Kristie (Matt) Nelson, Ryan Krueger, Katie Lee, Jake Rogers and Norah (Lucas) Koskovich; the dear great-grandpa of Jack, Nate, Charlotte, Willow, Hannah, Emma and Leah. He is further survived by two brothers, nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends.

The family would like to thank Clairmontís special care providers at Horizon Inpatient Hospice, Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and a very special thank you to Kim and Donna from Horizon Home Hospice.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.