Ronald E. Krueger, 80

Ronald E. Krueger, 80, of Campbellsport, was called home to his Lord and savior Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Mount Vista Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona.

He was born in Shawano County on June 30, 1935, the son of Virginia Buettner Krueger. On April 11, 1959, Ron married Elizabeth Ann Wittlinger at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. They lived in Thiensville, the town of Jackson and most recently in Campbellsport. Ron was a physical education teacher for the Mequon-Thiensville School District for 35 years. He drove a school bus for more than 40 years. Ron held several offices in the churches he attended and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Campbellsport. He was a member of the Lions Club for several years.

Ron enjoyed rooting for his favorite sports teams and was a coach for teams of all ages. As an avid sportsman, he shared his interests with his family giving them instructions and guidance. His greatest fishing advice was “jerk it, jerk it.” Many memories were made with family and friends — hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and traveling. Ron and Betty enjoyed trips throughout the Unites States and Europe.

The family enjoyed their second home in Dancy (an old railroad depot) for more than 30 years, and now the family land in Fairchild, where they camp, hunt and enjoy the outdoors. Ron found great satisfaction in passing this bit of paradise on to his children and grandchildren.

Ron was a handyman with many talents. At their winter home in Arizona, he was well known for the treats he would give to all the neighborhood dogs. Ron’s greatest pride and joy was his family. He had a special connection with young children and could befriend everyone he came in contact with.

Those who remain include his wife, Elizabeth “Betty”; his children, Kevin (Anna) Krueger of Warrens, Kathleen (David) Bublitz of Campbellsport and Kenneth (Carmen ) Krueger of Eau Claire; his grandchildren, Ryan (Angela) Krueger of Warrens, Andrew Krueger of Oak Creek, Nicole (Sam) Comeau of Bremerton, Washington, and Andrea (Todd) Rosenstiel, Derek Bublitz and Dylan Bublitz, all of Campbellsport; step-grandchildren, Preston Hall of Whitewater, Spencer Hall of Eau Claire and Jasmine Hall of Bloomington, Minnesota; his great-grandchildren, Jack Comeau, TJ and Jase Rosenstiel; his sister, Shirley (Willis) Teetzen of Appleton; his brother, Dennis Harlander of Dresser; his uncles, Rudy Buettner and Chas Buettner; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Ron was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Krueger, and his in-laws, Alvin and Adeline Wittlinger.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Immanuel Lutheran Church (350 S. Helena St., Campbellsport). The Rev. Paul Cerny will officiate and inurnment will be in Union Cemetery, Campbellsport at a later date.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Twohig Funeral Home (109 W. Main St., Campbellsport) and on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. until time of services at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Memorials are appreciated to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are at www.twohigfunerals.com.