Linda M. Krueger, 68, of Eau Claire, died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at her home under the care of Heartland Hospice, with her children at her side.
Linda was born in Milwaukee on August 2, 1952, to Earl and Marilyn Kraft.
Linda graduated from Washington High School in 1970. She worked many years as an administrative assistant at Best Block Company. On September 17, 1977, she married the love of her life, Richard Allen Krueger in Milwaukee. Together they raised two children, Kimberly and Richard. In the late 80s they became owners of Rick and Linda’s Frosted Jug in Colby. They owned this business for several decades and over that time built many lifelong friendships. They then moved to Ashland where they enjoyed time outdoors and to be close to family. Linda enjoyed working as a cashier at Walmart in Ashland until her retirement.
Linda loved playing cards, reading, cooking, fishing and watching the Packers. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and going to Kathy and Brian’s cabin in New Auburn. Linda was beautiful inside and out. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was kind, compassionate, determined and strong beyond comprehension. She battled cancer 20 years of her life so she could spend more time with her family and friends. On the day of her death, she was reunited with her husband who passed away January 8, 2017, on what would have been their 43rd wedding anniversary.
Linda is survived by her children: Kimberly (Kurt) Bruesewitz, and Richard Krueger; her grandchildren: Kaleb, Mason and Hadley “Bug.” She is further survived by her siblings: Michael (Mary) Kraft, Lorrie (Frank) Gamboa, Cynthia Kraft, Leighann (David) Kraft, Kathleen (Brian) Abbott and Earl (Colette) Kraft and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her parents, Earl and Marilyn Kraft, and her husband, Richard Krueger, preceded her in death.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Missy and Jenna at Heartland Hospice, as well as Dr. Tanawattanacharoen from Marshfield Cancer Center and Chaplin John Wigand for their compassionate care shown to Linda.
A celebration of life will be held from 2 – 6 p.m. on October 10, 2020, at the Eau Claire Sport Warehouse, 1001 Harris Street, Eau Claire. The service will start at 3 p.m. with a meal served at 5 p.m. Please wear packer gear in remembrance of Linda. A block of rooms has been reserved at AmericInn by Wyndham, 6200 Texaco Drive, Eau Claire, Wisconsin (715) 874-4900 under celebration.
Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.chippewavalleycremation.com.
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