Obit: Kreuser, Marie  (1914 - 2010)


Contact: Audrey Roedl



Surnames: Kreuser, Gutmann, Klaeser, Webster, Wachtel


----Source: The Loyal TRG  (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 08 Dec 2010)


Kreuser, Marie  (08 MAY 1914-30 NOV 2010)


Marie A. Kreuser, 96, Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Milwaukee and Spencer, died on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at Heritage Manor, Dubuque. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Resurrection Catholic Church, Dubuque. Rev. Joseph Hauer officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee.


Marie Gutmann was born on May 8, 1914, in Seattle, Wash., to Leo and Elizabeth (nee Klaeser) Gutmann. She married Walter Kreuser at St. Michael’s Church in Milwaukee in 1936. He died in 1991. She worked at Gimbles department store and at Shusters department store in Milwaukee for many years. She and Walter retired in 1975 and moved to central Wisconsin, and in 2008, she relocated to Dubuque. She was a member of the Resurrection Parish. She was quoted as saying, "The secret to my long life is my children, seven grandchildren and my 17 great-grandchildren and getting together with all of them on the holidays, loving and enjoying every minute of our time together,"


Survivors include her daughter, Nancy (Walt) Webster, Dubuque; seven grandchildren, James (Ann) Wachtel, Bellevue, Iowa, Kristen (Matt Armbrustmacher) Wachtel, Longmont, Colo., Daniel (Traci Cooley)  Wachter, Dubuque, Jovon (Jeffrey) Serrano, Jackson, Ryan (Julie) Kreuser, Superior, Kyle (Jill) Kreuser, St. Paul, and Whitney (Brian) Toole, Green Bay; 17 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth Angston, Waupaca.


She was also preceded in death by her son, Robert Kreuser, and her daughter, JoiAnn Wachtel.


In lieu of flowers, a Marie Kreuser memorial fund has been established.


Online condolences may be left for the family at


Hoffman Schneider Funeral Home, Dubuque, assisted the family with arrangements.



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