R. Krueger, 52
R. Krueger “Jim,” age 52, passed away at home with his family by his side on
Thursday, April 16, 2015. He was born on Aug. 17, 1962, in West Bend to Butch
and Joyce (nee Fahney) Krueger. He met Julie (nee Lauters) and they married on
Aug. 12, 1983. Jim was the owner of Jim Krueger Roofing and Siding.
Early in his working years, Jim was involved with horseshoeing. Later he enjoyed
running his own sawmill. Jim enjoyed calf roping and was involved in the WHSRA,
IRA, PRCA and the Wasaukee Horseman’s Club. He also liked the outdoors and was
an avid hunter. He enjoyed going out west, up north and visiting western
Wisconsin. He also spent time salmon fishing on Lake Michigan. Jim was known for
being able to fix most anything. Another one of Jim’s hobbies was woodworking.
He would build something for the challenge and then move on to something new. As
a child he disassembled his toys
just to put them back together again.
Jim is survived by his wife of
31 years, Julie; children, Joshua (Dana) and Justin (Becky); grandchildren,
Amberlee, Harper, Kaden and Sawyer; mother, Joyce; brothers, Mike (Patti) and
Ken (Tracy); parents-in-law, James (Joann) Lauters; brothers-in-law, Jerry, Jed
and Jon; further survived by a niece, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Jim is preceded in death by his father, Butch.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church
in Newburg (521 Congress St. Newburg, WI 53090) on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 3
p.m. with the Rev. Kevin Kowalske presiding. Visitation will be held at the
church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or
online at www.phillipfuneralhome.com.