Obit: Krueger, Carol Helen (1944 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Baumann, Baumann-Krueger, Blackwell, Grabko, Krueger, Krueger-Pecher, Mast, Miller, Petri, Pohlman, Ress, Schwants, Smazal, Stockfisch

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 8/13/2015

Krueger, Carol Helen (Smazal) (8 JAN 1944 - 10 AUG 2015)

Carol Helen Krueger, age 71, of Abbotsford, passed away Monday, August 10, 2015 in her home.

A Prayer Service will be held on Saturday, August 15 at 12:00 PM the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Family and friends are welcome from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday, August 14 and 10:00 AM until time of service on Saturday at the Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Interment will follow at the Abbotsford Public Cemetery.

Carol was born January 8, 1944 to Charles and Clara (Ress) Smazal in Fenwood, WI. Carol was united in marriage to Ronald Krueger on February 23, 1963 in Wausau, WI. Together they raised 8 wonderful children.

Carol was passionate about her polka music. She and Ron enjoyed attending polka parties, and going out to eat. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, baking, and playing cards with friends. Carol loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. Carol liked to watch Nascar, and was a devoted Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan.

Carol is lovingly survived by her husband; Ronald, her 8 children; Laura Krueger-Pecher, Kevin Krueger, Mary Pohlman, Dale Krueger, Nancy Mast, Rhonda Grabko, Sharon Miller, and Kasey Krueger; her 12 grandchildren; Brandon Pecher, Kayla Pecher, Tiffany Krueger, Kevin Krueger Jr., Joshua Baumann, Stephanie Baumann-Krueger, Dustin Krueger, Mitchell Grabko, Amanda Krueger, Amber Miller, Kamron Krueger, and Klay Krueger and her 3 great-grandchildren; Logan Baumann, Gabriel Blackwell, and Emma Stockfisch.

She is further survived by her brothers; Eugene “Jack” (Irene) Smazal of Unity, Kenneth (Judy) Smazal of Unity and Donald Smazal of Colby, sisters; Jeanette Smazal of Wausau, Delores Petri of Auburndale, Beverly Galowski of Medford, Carol Schwants of Schofield, Marcella Smazal of Colby and Marlene Galowski of Omro.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Victor, Edward and Charles Jr. and sisters; Bernice, Diane and Be.



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