Marathon – On Monday, September 10, 2018, Glenn A. Krueger passed away peacefully at the Aspirus Hospice at the age of 74.
He was born January 21, 1944 to Wilmer and Myrtle (Haelfrisch) Krueger in Manitowoc, WI. He was the middle child of the five boys his parents had. His is survived by his wife, Mary (Koch) Endres, who he married on September 5, 1980, and their daughter, Miranda (Chris) Koeppl. They had just spent their 38th wedding anniversary together.
Glenn was a lifelong truck driver which is how he met Mary. He loved to drive semi which gave him the opportunity to meet many new people and make friends. It seemed as though no matter where Glenn went he would run into someone he knew.
Glenn will be remembered for so many different reasons. He loved to snowmobile, motorcycle, play golf, go to the cabin, and tell goofy jokes which he often forgot the punch line. He also loved to “play” the spoons, play cards, and have a drink of Kessler and a beer. Glenn was always a busy-body, finally retiring in 2016. He had to keep going and would only sit to watch the evening news. Otherwise, he kept occupied by cutting the lawn, cutting wood, and various other tasks. But most of all he will be remembered for his love of family.
He is also survived by his two older daughters, Tracey (Tim) Karlen of Edgar, Lisa Lemke of Hatley; 8 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Gene, Jerome (Germaine), Howard (Lois), and Kenneth (Barbara), all of Manitowoc; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Mary Jo (Mauer) Krueger; niece, Kimberly Krueger; parents-in-law, Albert and Marcella (Kruchten) Koch.
Glenn never wanted anything fancy so a gathering will be held at the Marathon City Village Hall in Marathon on Friday, September 14, from 5-8 pm. It will be a time to talk and simply share memories of Glenn. His ashes will be spread at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be made in his name. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com