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Elizabeth "Betty" Krueger

Obituary for Elizabeth "Betty" Krueger

December 8, 1926 - March 11, 2018
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin | Age 91

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother


Elizabeth (Betty) M. Krueger, 91, Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully Sunday March 11, 2018 at the Randolph Continental Manor.

Elizabeth was born December 8, 1926 the daughter of George Roberts and Hazel (Herrick) Roberts of Jefferson Iowa. She completed her High school studies in Chicago, Illinois and joined the Army Air Corp in the early years of WW2. She married her Husband of 73 years, Alden G. Krueger at Fort Bliss Chapel in El Paso, Texas October 8, 1944.

Betty believed in giving back to the community with volunteer work at: Clothes for kids, Red Cross and a number of Scout programs. Betty also worked in several capacities including; Bookkeeper at Spurgeon's Dept. store, First Aid Nurse at Green Giant and as a CPR/Advanced lifesaving instructor for Moraine Park Technical College. One of her greatest pleasures was being nurse at the Camp Byron summer retreat for the developmentally disabled. Over the years Betty also worked as a home health care nurse. This particular job gave her a sometimes sobering look at the frailty and perils of advanced age. She navigated life with a loving and compassionate heart, many times opening her home to those in need. Betty's artwork was a source of personal pride and satisfaction. She mailed out over 70 hand painted cards for Christmas 2017. Like her smile these hand crafted gifts of love brightened the lives of her many friends and family members. I am reminded today of a short story by Paul Villard "There will be other worlds to sing in". I imagine spring will be exceptionally colorful this year as Betty coaches the good Lord on pallet.

She is survived by four sons; William, Michael (Cheryl), Richard and Paul (Crystal), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and Alden Jr's loving bride Mary Ann Krueger. Betty was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Alden Krueger and her son Alden Jr. AKA - OZ.

A memorial gathering will be held at Koepsell-Murray funeral home Beaver Dam, Monday March 19th, 2018 from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Elizabeth's military honors, a twenty one gun salute will be conducted at 5:15 p.m. by the Beaver Dam American Legion Post #146. You are welcome to join us in a celebration of this woman's remarkable life.

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