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1 of 2 | Posted by: Shirley Krause - Appleton, WI

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2 of 2 | Posted by: Mary (Heuring) Kunstman - WI


Elaine D. Krueger, died April 14, 2018, after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease with her family by her side at Comforts of Home Memory Care in St Croix Falls. She was born in Menasha on March 19, 1928, to the late Clarence and Della “Stella” (Stepanski) Krabbe. Mom and younger sister Joanne lost both their parents at a young age and were then raised by their Grandma Augusta Krabbe. Elaine’s life centered around her family, friends and church. She was an avid knitter and crafter, loved playing Scrabble and Bridge and played in eight different bridge clubs at the same time! Between camping, trips to 'Rocky Acres' in Door County and trips to Montana, Elaine's love for the outdoors was obvious. Elaine was a long-time member of First English Lutheran Church in Appleton. She was a servant of Christ to others and will be missed by many. Elaine was united in marriage to Donald Krueger on November 11, 1950, and they enjoyed over 52 years of marriage, until his death. Elaine is survived by 3 children: Jeffrey (MaryJo) Krueger of St Croix Falls; Lorrie (Michael) Hansen of Bozeman, MT; and Paula (Jeffrey) Paulson of Ripon; 8 grandchildren: Paul (Stephanie), Jake (Kathryn), Heidi (Paul), Stephen (Erin), Megan (Ryan), Bryn (Ryan), Janna (Alex), and Ben (Alexandra); 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald, and sister Joanne (Joseph) Heuring. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am, Friday, April 20, 2018, at First English Lutheran Church, 326 E. North St., Appleton with Rev. Jeff Tengesdal officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Visitation will be Friday at the church from 10:00 am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.