Pastor Krueger was a special person to us ! Many years ago, he married my mother and father at St. John’s in Florence, WI. When my parents celebrated their 50th anniversary just a few years ago, Pastor was able to be a part of that celebration. But, the story continues. Some 28+ yrs. ago, Pastor married my wife and I at St. John’s in Lannon, WI. Interestingly enough, Pastor and Mrs. Krueger were also my baptismal sponsors. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Krueger family and we rejoice that Pastor has received his “crown of glory” !
Wes & Sharon Andersen
Oak Creek, WI
Peace be with you! May Jesus comfort the Krueger family today and shower them with heaven-sent love and strength!
Dean and Kim Zemple
Pastor Krueger married my wife and I more than 40 years ago. We scheduled it during hunting season and up north so he couldn’t refuse. He went hunting the morning of the wedding. But as usual didn’t shoot anything. He was a great humorist with a quick wit and a very caring and faithful minister. I will remember his stories and his smile. A great role model for fathers and pastors. We’ll miss him but we will see him again. – Jim & Bonnie Naumann
Pastor Krueger was such a warm and kind man; he truly loved and cared about people, and especially those he ministered. The help and encouragement he gave was genuine, and he will always be remembered fondly.
One of the things I recall him saying was that God’s Retirement Plan was out of this world. It’s so comforting to know that he is now living that retirement eternally in the room the Lord had prepared for him. –“In my Father’s house are many rooms, if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you…I will come back and take you with me that you also will be where I am.”–John 14:2-3
Love and peace to Joyce, Mark, Beth, Debbie, Karen, and your families. Like you, our hearts are saddened, but also we rejoice with you in Christ’s victory. He is with the Lord!
David & Lenice Miller
Thomas, Eric and Jared
When my dad, Don Bitter, went to heaven, Willy said, “In life Don always beat me and now he beat me to heaven.” Well, now he and my dad are together again, praising the Lord who won the real victory over sin, death, and the devil.
In 1977 I met my wife-to-be, Carol Hartwig, while she was teaching at St. John’s, Lannon, under Pastor Krueger. Those were the halcyon days when “Willie’s Angels” (teachers Beth Spaude, Jan Kalb and Carol) serenaded Pastor Krueger for his birthday. I spent my final year in seminary as his senior vicar. I will never forget Pastor Krueger’s fatherly chats with this artless, pastoral student in that Lannon Stone office that connected the old church to the parsonage. “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints” (Psalm 116:15).
Pastor Krueger always answered the Lord’s call to the end…..Here am I, Send me, Send me!!!!
Pastor Krueger was my pastor when I was in grade school. He is one of the reasons I decided to become a pastor myself. He had a great sense of humor and we did a lot of laughing when we got together. My question is, “Who is going to inherit his Marlin rifle? We always had a big laugh about his Marlin since all of us had Winchesters. We would all wait around to see if his Marlin would jam when he unloaded it at the end of the hunt. It always did. He was a good pastor. I’m glad he is with Jesus now.
One of my fondest memories was the way the ladies in our church looked at them as young newly weds when they came to serve our church. I think one of the problems was that Joyce was just far too good looking for a pastor’s wife. She sometimes wore slacks!! I even heard reports that sometimes they smooched on the front porch swing. But that just might have been rumors.
He was a good guy. I’ll miss him for awhile.
Pastor David Sternhagen
I remember Pastor Krueger from LGP camp. He was a spiritual inspiration to me when I was a young mom at camp. I remember good Bible studies ending in great discussions on what God wants in our real life situations. I remember him as a great disciplinarian in the mess hall, never offending or angering the girls but still making his point and getting compliance with a smile. The girls loved, respected and enjoyed him. Thank you for sharing him.
Loyal to Christ, Debbie Durst
Jane Riege at NPH Retail Store
Pastor and Mrs. Krueger were loyal NPH customers and friends over the years. They always spoke highly of their family and church family. He now celebrates with his Savior in heaven! Our thoughts and prayers are with the Krueger family at this time.