Krueger, Kathryn “Kathy”
Kathryn “Kathy” Krueger, age 78 of Caroline passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Greentree Heath & Rehabilitation Center, Clintonville.
The former Kathryn Mary Ankerson was born on December 17, 1943 at Shawano Hospital to Ellsworth and Mae (Schmidt) Ankerson. She grew up in Caroline and graduated from Marion High School in 1962. Kathy was united in marriage on July 4, 1964 to David J. Krueger at Zion Lutheran Church, Caroline. In her early days, she worked for some years in the dentist office for Dr. Harold Laatsch and then with Dr. Charles Laux, both of Clintonville. Kathy found her niche when she started as a reporter and photographer with the Clintonville Tribune-Gazette. She enjoyed going to sporting events and gathering photos and information for a number of years. Kathy went on to the Marion Advertiser and continued covering local events, publishing articles, and even had her own sports column called “All in the Game”. She was always on the sidelines of the Marion or Tigerton high school games with her camera around her neck with her pen and notepad in her hands. She enjoyed meeting folks and sharing her photos for close to 15 years, retiring in 2014. Kathy was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church, Caroline, and she spent countless hours compiling photos and information for the church anniversary book. She was also proud to put together another book for Caroline history titled “The Best Mill by a Dam Site”. Another passion of Kathy’s was working as a Caroline Aces 4-H Leader for many years. She liked helping kids learn and shape their picture taking skills and other crafts and projects the kids would take. Over the years, Kathy passed on her love of photography on to her son, grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well. She was an active supporter of the Caroline Community Development Corporation. Kathy and Dave volunteered their time and efforts to advance all aspects of Caroline. She liked all animals, especially horses. She enjoyed drawing and painting pictures of horses. She always had a soft spot in her heart for cats, most recently Nala and Simba. She even taught Simba to play fetch. Kathy loved spending time with her family and will be remembered most as devoted wife, a loving mother, a proud grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Dave; one son, Don (Robyn) Krueger of Kaukauna; three granddaughters, Keegan (Justin) Baur, Jacklyn Krutz and Kylie (Terrance) Waters; and two great-grandsons, Ezra and Greyson. There are two sisters, Carla (Kevin) Albert and Diane (David) Blashe, both of Marion. She is further survived by one brother-in-law, Peter (Lisa) Krueger of Washington; two sisters-in-law, Karen (Dan) Schultz of Marion and Kristy (Charlie) Overman of Virginia; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marsha Zimmerman; a brother-in-law, Donald Krueger; and her in-laws, Harold and Irene Krueger.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 30th at 12:00 noon at Zion Lutheran Church, Caroline. Rev. Craig Nehring will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Marion, is assisting with the arrangements. Please go to www.beil-didier.com to sign the online guestbook or to send a card to the family.
Our family wants to thank all the nurses and staff at Greentree for the wonderful care provided. Additionally we wish to thank the nurses with ThedaCare at Home Hospice, especially Kristy Crum for the love shown to Mom.