Marilyn was born November 22, 1956 in Wausau and raised by the late Louis and Lois (Heise) Kainz. She is a graduate of Wausau West High School. Marilyn married Randy Krueger on July 9, 1977 at Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ and the couple was blessed with three children: Andy, Becky and Katie. She worked with Randy on the family farm for many years before working as a Medical Assistant for Marshfield Clinic retiring after 15 years. Over the years, Both Marilyn and Randy also served as first responders for the Town of Maine. Marilyn and Randy celebrated 39 years together prior to Randy’s passing on July 6, 2017.
Marilyn was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Affectionately known as the “Horseshow Grandma”, she was active in 4h her entire life, especially with North Maine 4h club and the marathon county 4h horse project (formerly horse masters) promoting horse education. Marilyn was also a very good cook and baker known for her large wonderful holiday meals and excellent banana bread. Having learned to cook and bake from her mother, she passed on her knowledge to her children. In her free time, Marilyn enjoyed spending time in her garden planting and caring for her flowers.
Marilyn is survived by her loving children, Andy (Megan) Krueger, Becky (Robert) Myszka and Katie Krueger; grandchildren, Madie and Clay; and extended family and friends.
The Celebration of Life for Marilyn will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 11th, 2021 at Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ, Wausau. The livestream of the service will begin at 11:00 AM on Marilyn’s obituary page at helke.com. Rev. Dr. Philip Schneider will officiate. The visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 10th at Helke Funeral Home, resuming on Friday at 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. Burial will be at Town of Berlin Cemetery. Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements; you may sign our family guestbook at helke.com.
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