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Doris Eleanor Krueger

March 4, 1922 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 101) 101 Years Old
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Doris Krueger Obituary

Doris Eleanor (Grotelueschen) Krueger, age 101, passed away on February 24, 2024 nine days before turning 102 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. She was born on March 4, 1922 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, the daughter of Burchard and Borghild (Tedamonson) Grotelueschen.

Doris graduated from Reedsburg High School in 1939. On May 31, 1947, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Krueger. This marriage was blessed with two children, Ron and Nancy. Bill passed away on their 55th wedding anniversary in 2002.

After graduating from High School, Doris attended Sauk County Normal for 2 years to become a teacher. She taught in rural schools around Reedsburg for a year and half before enlisting in the Army when she turned 21 in 1943. While in Basic Training in Florida, she lived on the beaches of Daytona Beach in Tent City and helped train new recruits. She sailed on New Year’s Day 1944 for Casablanca, Morocco and camped there for two months in sheep folds on a Moroccan hillside. Her company then flew to Tunis and waited there until the Allies were able to take Naples so they could get to Italy. Once in Italy, Doris was stationed in Caserta working as a Cryptographer that decoded and coded messages to and from the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces in Europe and America. She was in Italy for almost two years arriving home by Thanksgiving 1945. Once home Doris taught for 35 years including 22 years at St. Peter’s Lutheran School in Reedsburg.

Doris is survived by her children Ron (Jan) Krueger of Reedsburg, Nancy (Mainert) Anderson of Sun Prairie; four grandchildren, Lori (Tim) Hall, Kristin Krueger, Megan (Tuan) Tran, Craig (Bethany) Krueger; five great grandchildren Lydia Hall, Oscar, August, and Franklin Tran, and Olivia Krueger, and another great grandson expected this spring.

A memorial service for Doris Krueger will be held at 11:00 A.M. on her birthday, Monday, March 4, 2024 at the Farber Funeral Home with Reverend Paul Crolius, Pastor, officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Burial with military rites will be at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Reedsburg following the service.

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March 4, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Farber Funeral Funeral Home
2000 Viking Dr
Reedsburg, WI 53959

Memorial Service
March 4, 2024

11:00 AM
Farber Funeral Funeral Home
2000 Viking Dr
Reedsburg, WI 53959


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