Mayward Krueger, 75, of Merrill, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Pine Crest Nursing Home.
He was born Aug. 8, 1935, in the Town of Corning, Lincoln County, son of the late Gilbert and Violet Krueger. He married Janet Bunge on Feb. 9, 1957, in Little Chicago. She preceded him in death on May 30, 2004.
Mayward was a life member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Town of Corning, and had served on many of the church offices and boards. He attended Immanuel Lutheran School as a young boy. In October of 1952, Mayward enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was stationed stateside. He was the former owner/operator of ‘M&J Candy Company.’ He retired as a youth counselor at Lincoln Hills School, Irma. Mayward was one of the founders of the ‘Copper River Midnight Riders Snowmobile Club.’ He spent countless hours grooming and maintaining local snowmobile trails. He was president of the Lincoln County Snowmobile Council; was the Lincoln County director for A.W.S.C.; and served as a snowmobile safety instructor for 38 years. Mayward enjoyed spending time with his family at the hunting cabin in the Town of Corning, and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid Packer fan and he especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Survivors include daughters, Connie (Kevin) Eckert, Pilger, NE, and Kim (Charles) David, Irma; son Kevin Krueger, Merrill; grandchildren, Korie (Scott) Karlan, Jeramie (Stefanie) Kaminski, Michelle (Ryan) Krueger, Katie (Jay, Jr.) Proft, Leah, Laura, and Lindsay Krueger, and Sarah Eckert; great grandchildren, Brandon, Darin, Nathan, and Lauren Karlen, Carter and Reese Kaminski, and Miley and Abbie Krueger; and brothers, David (Juanita) Hass, Merrill, and Larry (Barb) Krueger, Two Rivers. Mayward is preceded in death by his step-father, Edwin Hass, and also by brothers, Gerald and Eugene Krueger.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Town of Corning. The Rev. Joel Danner will officiate. Burial will take place in Immanuel Church Cemetery, Town of Corning, with graveside military rites conducted by the Merrill V.F.W. Post 1638 Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Online condolences may be directed to www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com.