Sharon M. Krueger

Sharon Mae Krueger, 83, passed away peacefully at home in Shawano on Monday, July 30, 2018, surrounded by her family. Sharon was born in Shawano on Oct. 2, 1934, daughter of the late Antone and Elsie (Helms) Brunner. After graduating in 1952 from Shawano High, she moved to Chicago and worked for the airlines. Sharon was united in marriage to William Frank Krueger on July 20, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano; they just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Sharon enjoyed cooking, gardening, entertaining, playing cards and time at the lake with her family. Her passion was her creativity — she developed an extraordinary talent for quilting. She leaves behind a legacy of beauty and creation in the quilts she made throughout the years, many times gifting them to family, friends and those in need. Sharon was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church since they moved “back home” after retiring in 1990. Sharon and her family had homes in Cincinnati, Ohio; Arlington Heights, Illinois; Burnsville, Minnesota and Appleton.

She is survived by her husband, William; six daughters, Kelly (Jim) Carlstrom, of Shawano, Kris (Bob) Kuhn, of Shawano, Kerri (Don) Otte, of Shawano, Kate (Jim) Garvey, of Shawano, Kim (Jeff) Dehn, of Neenah, and Kori (Mike) Stupecky, of Shawano; grandchildren, Alison (Trevor) Grunwald, Lacey (Sean Erhardt) Carlstrom, Mary (Matt) Rau, Amy (Ryan) Kubly, Leah (Brad) Miller, Rachel (Mike) Hoffman, Ashley (Kelly) Goldsborough, Caroline Dehn, Anthony “A.J.” Dehn, Michael (Heather Patt) Stupecky and Sam Stupecky; great-grandchildren, McKenna, Lyla, Klara, Mae, Jack, McLane, McCoy, Karagan, Hannah, Keagan, Nash and one on the way. She is further survived by her sister, Antoinette Knope, of Shawano.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Elsie and Tony; and a sister, Betty Redman.

A memorial service for Sharon will be held at noon on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano with the Rev. Tom Farrell officiating. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to ThedaCare at Home Hospice of Shawano.

We would like to extend a special thank you to ThedaCare at Home Hospice for the wonderful care given to our mother during her last days.