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Lorraine C. Krueger

March 4, 1933 ~ April 21, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

Lorraine Catherine Krueger (Schalau), age 89, of Arpin, WI was flown to her eternal home on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Hilltop Grand Village in Wisconsin Rapids.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids with visitation from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services.  Entombment will follow at Forest Hill Mausoleum where Lorraine will be laid to rest with her late husband, Alfred J. Krueger.

Lorraine entered this world on March 4, 1933 in Arpin, WI presenting herself to Harry and Catherine (Ziegler) Schalau.  Lorraine attended a small country one room school until going to Pittsville High School graduating with honors.  Besides helping her parents on the family farm, her first job was a waitress at Art’s Restaurant in Wisconsin Rapids in 1951.  Lorraine decided there was more opportunity out there and began working for Wood County, starting out in the courthouse as a clerk, then treasurer, and then transferring to the highway department as a bookkeeper/secretary for 44 years retiring in 1995.  During this time, Lorraine married Alfred J. Krueger.  They were blessed with two sons, Gerri and Michael.  After retirement, she worked for the Town of Hansen as the treasurer for 18 years.  Lorraine enjoyed working with figures, meeting people, and volunteering with various church groups.

Lorraine lived on the family farm in Arpin, WI most of her life enjoying her big garden, huge lawn, and many flower/plant berms.  In March 2020, Lorraine left the wide-open spaces of the country life to try out city life, having to leave her best friend-her dog-was harder than moving.  One could always find Lorraine with her best friend-her dog!  Being she never had any brothers or sisters; she always had a dog by her side.

Lorraine is survived by her sons, Gerri (Carole) of Suamico, WI and Michael (Maria) of Arpin; grandchildren: Nicolaus Krueger, Ryan (Kelly) Krueger, Katie (Jeffery) Vandenorth, Isela Blossfield, Abby Krueger (Isaac Bowe), Raymond Blossfield, and Drake Blossfield; great  grandchildren: Brock Krueger (Nicolaus) and Brynn Krueger (Ryan & Kelly).

Lorraine was preceded by her husband, Alfred J. Krueger; her parents, Harry and Catherine Schalau; in-laws, Alfred and Iva Krueger; and her numerous dogs.

Lorraine’s family would like to thank Hilltop Grand Village staff and residents for their kindness, caring, and compassion they showed Lorraine during her city life exploring.

May you fly in peace and with the satisfaction that you have touched so many lives-“Till We Meet Again”.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
April 27, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home
2201 Chestnut Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Funeral Service
Wednesday
April 27, 2022

11:00 AM
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home
2201 Chestnut Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

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