James E. Krueger

James E. Krueger, 71 of Gillett passed away Tuesday June 30, 2020 doing what he liked doing – riding on his tractor. He was born December 23, 1948 to the late Harry and Edna (Vandenbush) Krueger.

Jim attended Gillett High School, then served in the United States Army from June of 1969 – to June of 1971 during Vietnam, until he was injured and had to return home. He worked as a carpenter and loved volunteering his time for Pulaski Polka Days. He was a member of the Oneida Tribe, Pulaski V.F.W., Gillett American Legion Post #300, and Oconto Falls D.A.V. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising cattle, what he truly loved was his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his wife, Elizabeth(Betty), their four children, 13 grandchildren: Travis (Lindsey) – their sons Robert and Paul; Jeremy (Nixi) – their children Bo, Sheridan, Cheyenne, McKenna, Ethan, and Ava; Angela (Kevin) LaVoy – their daughters Kylie and Hailey; Kara (Ryan) Otradovec – children Leonidas, Athena, and Mathios. He is further survived by his brother Robert Krueger, sister Anita, many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, biological mother, Leah Anne (King) Krause; sister-in-law Kathleen (Cookie) Krueger; sister Mary (Al) Hosch; brother-in-law Larry Duda; biological sisters Pat (Frank) Summers and Karen Sommers; biological brothers Wayne and John Krause.

The family will receive friends Monday July 6, 2020 at Kuehl Funeral Home (108 East Main Street – Gillett, Wisconsin) from 3pm – 7pm, with a prayer service at 6:30pm, Military Honors will be at the funeral home, a private family burial will follow.


  1. Glen and Connie Zilkoske

    To the Krueger family so sorry for your loss your family is in our prayers .

  2. Mary Wagner

    I am so sorry for your loss Betty. Prayers for all of you.

  3. Kevin and Cathie Erdmann

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  4. Barbara Makoski

    Sending my sympathy.

  5. James L Fischer

    Good By on this old Earth , To my dear old friend , Worked with Jim in the 60 s driveing Truck . God Bless all the Family . Take Care

  6. Mike Tolzman

    Prayers for the family. ?? . Thanks for your service Jim R.I.P. ????

  7. Rosemary Konitzer

    Betty and Family, I am saddened to see of Jim’s passing. Although we didn’t see one another much, he always had a smile when I did see him. Hold the memories close to your heart.
    Rosemary (Tootie Vanden Bush) Konitzer

  8. Kim Cismoski

    My condolences. Jim was a great guy. God be with you Betty and family in this difficult time.

  9. Kim & Linda Anderson

    We Are So sorry for your loss, God Bless your family.

  10. Charlyne Kallies

    Sorry for your loss he’s going to be missed

  11. Marie Funderburg

    Sorry for your loss Betty and family. You’re in my thoughts, heart and prayers. Hold on to your memories to find strength, peace through this sorrowful time. Take care and God bless you all.

  12. Chuck MCQUILLAN

    Fond memories of Jim supporting his kids and grandkids throughout their school years. His infectious smile and strong work ethic will be missed. Warm Condolences~

  13. Kris Klages

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May God grant you strength during this time.

  14. Theresa Nelson

    Betty and family, my most sincere condolences. Always looked forward to Jim coming in with his infectious smile and giving me grief. He will be missed.

  15. Marleta- Raniya Wright

    Dear Uncle and Auntie,
    I can’t stop thinking of the everlasting memories we share and how I can’t be there today. My heartbreaks thinking of the wind from the water, my mom and us Enjoying a Summer Dinner N Prayer! It was always the genuine essence of the moments of which we have that keeps me smiling knowing my uncle still has a gust of good direction while dancing in the sky looking over the farm. I know I will miss him greatly for I will Never forget those moments in life. Until we meet again.

  16. Stefan and Maureen Schaefer

    Betty, we were saddened to hear the passing of Jim. We feel horrible we didnt know or we would of been there. We love you and the family dearly. May the Lord Jesus in the palm of his hands in your time of need.


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