Dr. Howard H. Krueger, DVM, 85
Aug. 14, 1930 ó June 1, 2016

Dr. Howard Henry Krueger, DVM, 85, died June 1, 2016, with his family around him. He was born to Edwin H. and Helen Anschuetz Krueger Aug. 14, 1930, in Cedarburg, where he enjoyed his youth and attended Cedarburg schools, active in athletics and extracurricular activities. He graduated in 1948, enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and later transferred to UW-Madison. He earned the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 1955.

Howard married his lifelong friend and ďgirl across the street,Ē LaVerne Lydia Uhlig, July 26, 1952. after she completed nurseís training and received her R.N. degree. Together they raised three children: Kaye, Patti (Mike) and Steven (Deanne), who gave the Kruegers four grandchildren: Anna Haemal (Nick), Emilie Regner (Mike), Josh Krueger (Emily) and Mitchell Krueger (Staci). His five great-grandchildren include Xander and Max Haemel, Steven, Quinn and Cole Krueger. Many special nieces and nephews remain.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Edwin (Edna), Palmer (Arleen) and Harvey (Lorraine) Krueger. He is survived by five sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

Following graduation in 1955, Dr. Howard Krueger joined Dr. S.E. Ferguson of Lake Geneva, where he received valuable experience. In 1958, Howard joined his brother, Dr. Edwin W. Krueger, and together they established Evansville Veterinary Service S.C. Known as a skilled and dedicated professional and civic leader, Howard served on the Evansville School Board, at Union Bank and Trust and at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, receiving awards from the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (serving as its president in 1975), the Evansville Lionís Club, the Chamber of Commerce and the Future Farmers of America. Howard enjoyed the out-of-doors and gardening with his dog by his side. Howard and LaVerne leave a strong and loving family behind.

Funeral services were held at St. Johnís Lutheran Church Monday, June 6, 2016, at noon. Visitation was Sunday, June 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Ward-Hurtley Funeral Home in Evansville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Save Our Lake Fund, Agrace Hospice Care and St. Johnís Lutheran Church Endowment Fund.