Mary A. Kreutzer, 76

Mary A. Kreutzer, 76, of West Bend, was called home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

She was born on Dec. 28, 1938, in West Bend, the daughter of the late Carl and Anna (Van Beek) Griepentrog, and in 1957 Mary was united in marriage to Leroy Kreutzer. Leroy preceded Mary in death on Oct. 30, 2013.

Mary was a proud 10-year breast cancer survivor and a supporter of St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and School. She was a member of the Barton Historical Society. Mary enjoyed playing bingo and gambling with her girlfriends. She was a proud mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.

Those Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory include eight children, Terry Kreutzer of Jackson, Karen (Dick) Vanderheiden of Germantown, Linda Kreutzer (Sandy Minney) of West Bend, John (Brenda) Kreutzer of Waukesha, Dianne Kreutzer (Ed), Kristine Lieven and Steven Kreutzer all of West Bend and William (Connie) Kreutzer of Jackson; 14 grandchildren, Shelly, Kari, Jody, Chuck, Jaimee, Charlie, Tani, Jessica, Amy, Brandon, Brianna, Dylan, Kaitlin and Abbey; 20 great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; a sister, Carol (Wayne) Heisler of West Bend; two sisters-in-law, Toni Buddenhagen and Kathy Griepentrog both of West Bend; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by a grandson, Zach Vanderheiden; two brothers, Donald Griepentrog and Ralph Buddenhagen and a sister-in-law, Robert (Jeanette) Kreutzer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Barton. Father William Key will officiate and burial will take place on Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery (Forest View Drive).

Mary’s family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass.

Memorials to the family are appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at