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1934 Jean 2021

Jean Krueger

May 20, 1934 — October 30, 2021

Jean Krueger, 87, passed away peacefully at Copperleaf in Marathon on Saturday, October 30, 2021.

Jean was born to Leonard & Edna (Haehlke) Wendt on May 20, 1934 in Hamburg, WI. She graduated high school. On April 20, 1955 she was united in marriage with James M. Krueger in Hamburg. She worked at Kraft Foods for over 20 years before retiring in 1988.

She was an extremely active member of Faith Lutheran Church. She found joy in the kitchen; canning, baking, and making holiday dinners. Her family was always important to her. She spent many hours tending to her flower gardens, enjoying their beauty throughout the summer. She was a member of the area bowling and softball leagues. Jean and James enjoyed taking road trips with friends around the state and country. She loved a good trip to the casino.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James, sons, Allan and Steven and siblings, Orville Wendt, and Janis Henning.

Jean’s memory will forever be held in the hearts of her grandchildren, Travis Krueger of Wausau, Miranda Krueger (Josh Roder) of Wausau, and Clara (Todd) Levanetz of Kronenwetter; great-grandchildren, Dezmond, Nolan, Ellie, and Baby Levanetz on the way along her sister, Marcella Steidinger.

The funeral service for Jean will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Church, 15425 S County Road K, Merrill. A visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be held at Faith-Scott Cemetery in Scott, WI.

Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family with arrangements.  To share condolences and memories with the family, please visit

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Thursday, November 4, 2021

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