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Madeline Krueger

d. July 29, 2014

Madeline L. Krueger passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 29 at her home in Austin surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Madeline Lucille Whisler was born January 21, 1931 in Iowa to Ezra Raymond and Gertrude (Kane) Whisler. On July 18, 1948 she was united in marriage to Merle Owen Krueger at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa and they were blessed with seven children in the years to follow. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother and she enjoyed going out dancing, spending time at the lake, and shopping. She was active in the League of Women Voters and the Minnesota DFL party. She worked in quality control at Land O’ Lakes, as a homemaker while her children were young, and in real estate. Madeline enjoyed getting together with a group of her high-school classmates. After Merle retired from Hormel Foods, they moved to Minneapolis and were engaged in property management; they returned to Austin in July of 2002. Madeline is survived by her children, Steve (Patti) of Coon Rapids; Bob (Kathy Larson) of Austin; Tom (Lorelle) of Golden, CO; Terri Altum of Rochester; Tracy of Savage; Anne (Terry) Slowinski of Lyle; Bill (Ann) of Austin; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Evelyn Whisler of Centralia, WA; and several nieces and nephews. Madeline was welcomed into Heaven by her beloved husband and best friend of 58 years; brother, Russell Whisler; and her parents. Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Tom Ogilvie officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Mayer Funeral Home from 4-7 pm and again at 1:00 pm at the church on Saturday. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Service Information


Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery
1800 4 St. NW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Friday, August 1 2014
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Saturday, August 2 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

St. John's Lutheran Church
1200 13th Ave NW
Austin MN 55912


Service

Saturday, August 2 2014
2:00 PM

St. John's Lutheran Church
1200 13th Ave NW
Austin MN 55912

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