Obit: Kruger, Helen G.  (1898 - 1998)

Contact: Betty Comstock


Surnames:  Kruger, Kromer, Lenz, Loos

----Source: Marshfield News Herald  (Marshfield, Wood Co., WI) 03/18/1998

 Kruger, Helen Gertrude  (28 Feb 1898 - 17 MAR 1998)

Helen G. Kruger, age 100, of Loyal, died at Colonial House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, in Colby, on Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 4:15 a.m.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 1998 at Rinka Funeral Home in Loyal.  Rev. Evan G. Butterbrodt will officiate and burial will be in the Loyal City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at Rinka Funeral Home, in Loyal, on Friday, March 20, 1998 from 5-9 p.m.

Helen Gertrude Kromer was born on Feb. 28, 1898 in Appleton, Wis. to Jacob and Augusta (nee Lenz) Kromer.  She received her education in Appleton, and then worked at a department store.  On June 21, 1919 she was united in marriage to Gilbert C. Kruger, in Appleton.  They moved to a farm near Loyal and made their home.  Together they raised three children and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June 1979.  Gilbert passed away on May 1, 1984.  Helen continued to live in Loyal until entering the nursing home in December 1992.  She resided there until the time of her death.

She was a fifty year member of both the Pelsdorf Homemakers and the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Loyal United Methodist Church, and was active in school activities.  Helen enjoyed playing the piano for many years, which she begun playing at the age of five.  She also enjoyed cooking and baking.

She is survived by a daughter; Jean Loos of Loyal; two sons: Jack (Betty) Kruger of Arcadia, Fla., and Richard Kruger of Janesville; nine grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother Earl Kromer.




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