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Peter James

Peter J. Kreuser

Age 65, died on April 29, 2017, as a result of a stroke. He was born on July 7, 1951 to Ambrose and Dorothy (nee Goetz) Kreuser in Medford, Wisconsin. Peter was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William. He is survived by his brothers and sisters: Peg Rasch (David Stute), Susan Walker, Michael (Marjorie), Kathy Kreuser-Klement (Werner), Patrick (Jeanne), Hans and by many nieces and nephews.

Peter was a social worker for the Milwaukee County Department of Aging.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 2490 N. Cramer Street, Milwaukee. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saints Peter and Paul Church in Peter’s name, or to a charity of your choice.

Past Comments

Lisa Lollis

Your legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of all of the people you served and helped throughout the years in Milwaukee County. In our brief time working together, I can name several.
I know that you’ll continue to help people and make people laugh in your ultimate peaceful retirement in heaven.

Kevin McGrath

The most worthwhile thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
..Sir Robert Bade-Powell

This man we remember was many things, but one thing he was not, was boring. Peter had a way of enhancing any situation you found yourself in with him like no one else I’ve or most people has ever known.

Tedium never had a chance with Peter whether it was at a weekend gathering or during the most mundane daily task. His intellect and quick wit livened up your day instantly and always.

Where does one begin to remember him? Throughout the decades, his humor and zest to amuse became more legendary. He once brought the pieces of a dissected frog into a high school class, reassembled it under a teachers desk and began making frog sounds, ate a dozen donuts at one time to impress a date and pretended to be salesman at an appliance store actually
having a couple agree to buy a washer/ dryer combination while we rolled on the floor laughing. These among countless other funny
stunts to brighten our days.
You are an original that will never be forgotten Peter. Thank you.

Monica Zhang

My Uncle Peter loved classic rock. At one point he had a deaf cat that he named Tommy after The Who album.
When I was probably around 7 years old, I remember him telling me to never ever ride on motorcycles or date boys that rode motorcycles.
He absolutely loved meeting my 2 year old daughter last summer and was so sweet with her.
Rest In Peace, Uncle Peter. You touched so many lives and will never be forgotten.

Susan Walker

Peter, Peter, our dear brother, you left us way too soon.
You will always be remembered for you wit, humor, and tenderness.
I am so happy that you made it to “Fishy Fish” one last time. Nice memories.
Thanks for leaving the half case of Corona with me.
I am so sorry that your retirement plans didn’t work out. Would
have loved having you in SC, but I know that you are in a better
place. Good bye.

Art Vernik

I had the privilege of working with Peter for a few years and the honor of being his friend for the last 15 years. Whether it was road tripping to New Orleans, Brewer games, camping in the Smokie Mountains or being harassed by the police in front of the Holton Street house for too many fireworks, Peter was always Peter. Some of my favorite memories are sitting on the back porch listening to records, having a Moosehead and watching Tommy the cat go after birds who got to close.
Thank you for driving to northern Minnesota to be part of my wedding in 2011 and coming to my daughter’s birthday parties. I will miss your sharp wit and your stubbornness. Thanks again for letting me be a part of your life. RIP my friend.

Tami Stute

Peter was an amazing guy. He was one of those individuals who could light up a party and make anyone laugh. His years of service helping others doesn’t go unnoticed. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jon Haas

Peter was better to me than my mother. He carried me for 20 months one time.
Pete had a great voice to him.
I remember a few years ago when I bought tickets for Glen Yarlbourgh in Door county because Pete was the only guy that like Glen more than I. Anyways Pete had a pad on Bradford and he let me use it when I needed some private time with my wife to be.
Well Pete went to see glen and he is girlfriend at the time was a lot younger than Pete , well his date wasn’t impressed and either was Pete when glen kept forgetting the words to his songs that he wrote

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