Eugene E. Kroening

Eugene E. Kroening, 72, of Tilleda, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Shawano. Born on Jan. 24, 1945, in Bonduel, he was the son of the late Maynard and Bernice (Knueppel) Kroening. In January 1994, Eugene was united in marriage to Jenny Schultz in Tilleda. Jenny preceded him in death in 2003. Eugene served our country for over 20 years in the United States Army until his honorable discharge on May 31, 1983. Following his retirement from the military, he worked in landscaping for over 30 years. Eugene enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping at Captain’s Cove and his trips to Texas.

Eugene is survived by his significant other, Ruth Petersen; his daughters, CPT Jackie (CW4 Jaime) Craig, of El Paso, Texas, Sherry Ann Roth, of San Antonio, Texas, and Susanne (Clayton) Hutchinson, of San Antonio, Texas; two granddaughters, Jessica Bernice and Vanessa Marie; two step-daughters, Debbie Buss, of Clintonville, and Judy Walbruck, of Arbor Vitae; as well as two brothers, Donald (Barbara) Kroening, of Shawano, and Robert (Judy) Kroening, of Leopolis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jenny, his former wife, Rosel Kissing, and his parents.

Funeral services for Eugene will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Peace Lutheran Church in Tilleda with Vicar Lois Graper officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Shawano American Legion Post 117. Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano and again at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Peace Lutheran Church in Tilleda.