Joyce Esther Krueger, age 82, Ripon, WI died Monday, September 13, 2021 after a courageous battle with dementia/Alzheimer’s surrounded by her loving children at Ascension Mercy Medical in Oshkosh.
Joyce was born, March 29, 1939 in Markesan, WI the daughter of Esther (Dickman) and Harold Krenz. She graduated from Markesan High School in 1957. On September 22, 1963, Joyce married DuWayne Krueger in Ripon. She was first and foremost a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She worked for Condon Oil, Ripon Police Department, Sysco Foods and National Forensic League before her retirement in 2005 to take care of grandchildren for the next 13 years before Alzheimer’s affected her ability to take care of others and we took care of her. Joyce was member of Our Saviors United Church of Christ, Ladies Ripon Fire Department Auxiliary, Quilting Queens, Christian Education Committee, Bible Study, Nursery and Wild Women of Moon Beach. Joyce loved gardening, quilting, crocheting and cooking/canning jellies and jams we still enjoy. She especially enjoyed bringing family together for holidays and family meals.
Survivors include Children Susan (Robert) Meyer of Ripon, Steven (Dena) Krueger of Appleton, Sandra Moldenhauer of DeForest, Stacey (Stacy Albright) Krueger of Ripon, Stuart (Kristy) Krueger of Brandon, Shirley (Scott Dilley) Stibb of Green Lake; nine grandchildren Adam (Monica Rohe) Meyer, Grace (Matt Bankert) Krueger, Zach Krueger, Kelly (Ray) Boknevitz, Devin (Emily Wipperfurth) Moldenhauer, Heidi Moldenhauer, Brennan Krueger, Anastasia (Brady Hoffman) Krueger, Isaac (Haley) Krueger, Jacob (Leah Tillema) Krueger and Emma (Nathan Ronson) Krueger, Ethan Stibb and Eli Stibb; twin great grandchildren Noel and Neva Boknevitz, two Sisters Sandra (Wayne) Kieck of Dalton, Irene (Raymond) Phillips of Tennessee, Sisters In Law Vera Lynn Krenz of Markesan and Joyce Krenz of Waupun; three Brother’s, Robert (Jan) Krenz of Markesan, Howard (Cynthia) Krenz of Cambria, Edward (Jenni) Krenz of Montgomery, Illinois
She was preceded in death by her husband DuWayne Krueger in 2004, brothers Ron Krenz and Scott Krenz, daughter-in-law DeAnna Krueger, nephew Dan Creighbaum, nieces Lena and Cora Krenz, parents Esther and Harold Krenz, parents-in-law Esther and Harvey Krueger.
Funeral service for Joyce Esther Krueger will be held Saturday, September 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Saviour’s United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Dr. Kevin P. Mundell officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, September 17th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, and again Saturday, September 18th from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be held in Fairwater Cemetery. A memorial has been established.
Joyce was a loving mother, faithful friend and always gave more for others than she ever did for herself. Joyce always opened her home, heart and kitchen to everyone. She will be sadly missed by her many family and friends.
To Those I Love
When I am gone, just release me,
let me go – so I can move into my
afterflow. You mustn’t tie me down
with your tears; let’s be happy
that we had so many years. I gave you
my love, you can only guess
how much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have
shown, but now it’s time I traveled on alone.
So grieve for me awhile, if grieve
you must, then let your grief be comforted
with trust. It’s only for a while that
we must part, so bless the memories within
your heart. And then, when you must
come this way alone, I’ll greet you with
a smile and a “Welcome Home”.
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