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Lester Arnold Krueger Jr, 80, of Kronenwetter, passed on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Wausau Hospice House, after a courageous 18 year battle with cancer.
He was born on March 9, 1938 in Birnamwood, WI to Lester Sr. and Myrtle Krueger. He married Jean Heil on November 29, 1958.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; 2 sons Dean (Kathy) Krueger and Keith (Ashley) Krueger; 2 daughters Holli (Brian) Braun and Carmen Krueger. Also 5 grandchildren Brandon, Melanie, Tiffany, Kaitlin, and Paige; along with 7 great grandchildren. 3 siblings Harland (Pat) Krueger, Marlene (Ken) Aschbrenner, and Virginia (Bill) Stein. Sister-in-law Enid Krueger and brother-in-law Bill Clark.
Lester is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Christine, brother Robert Krueger, sister Phyllis Clark, and sister Carol Simon.
Lester retired in 2005 after working 20 years for the Village of Kronenwetter. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, country music, playing games, and traveling. He mostly enjoyed sharing time with his family.
Memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Brainard Funeral Home, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston. Wes Jedras will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home on Saturday.
The family would like to send a special “Thank You” to all of the nurses and staff at Marshfield Medical Center and the Wausau Hospice Center for their special tender and comforting care.