Obit: Krueger, Richard A. (1950 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bruesewitz, Kraft, Krueger, Lundborg, Simmons, Wagner, Waters

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 1/13/2017

Krueger, Richard A. “Rick” (1 APR 1950 - 8 JAN 2017)

Richard A. “Rick” Krueger, age 66 of Ashland passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Essentia Health-Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.

Rick was born April 1, 1950, in Milwaukee, the son of Henry and Audrey (Loos) Krueger.
He was a U.S. Army, Vietnam veteran. On Sept. 17, 1977, he was united in marriage to Linda M. Kraft in Brookfield.

He was a talented carpenter who could build or fix anything. He and his wife, Linda, were the proud former owners of the Frosted Mug in Colby. He loved the game of billiards, hunting, fishing and gardening. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid woodsman.

Survivors include his wife, Linda, of Ashland; a daughter, Kim (Kurt) Bruesewitz of Eau Claire; a son, Rick, Jr. of Ashland; grandchildren, Kaleb, Mason and Hadley “Bug”; two brothers, Scott Krueger of Delafield and Steve (Lynn) Lundborg of Elmwood; a sister, Barbara (Bruce) Waters of Hartland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Keri Wagner.

A celebration of Rick’s life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the AmericInn of Ashland with Rev. Paul Simmons presiding. Military honors under the auspices of the United Chequamegon Area veterans will immediately follow the service. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the AmericInn in Ashland and continue until the hour of service. Interment will be private.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Mountain Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ashland and Mellen.

Online condolences for Rick’s family may be left at



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