Joanne I. Krueger, age 81, of rural Winsted, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Hennepin County Medical Center.
She was born March 10, 1931, in Victoria, the daughter of Benedict and Frieda Neuman Robling.
Joanne was joined in holy marriage with Harold Krueger Dec. 1, 1951, in Victoria. God blessed their marriage with seven children.
Joanne and Harold engaged in dairy farming in Winsted Township, McLeod County, for many years.
Joanne later was employed at Green Giant in Winsted, Tonka Toys in Mound, and HTI in Hutchinson.
When she retired, Joanne enjoyed painting, embroidering, quilting, and being a volunteer at St. Mary’s Care Center.
Joanne also was fond of traveling with her husband, “The Jolly Woodchopper,” when he played his accordion.
She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, and belonged to Holy Family Council 204.
Joanne is survived by her husband of 60 years, Harold J. Krueger; seven children: Richard Krueger of Winsted, Mary Krueger, LuAnn (Stanford) Hanson, all of Silver Lake, Monica Krueger of Winsted, Roy (Jane) Krueger of Waverly, Randall Krueger of Winsted, and Reginald (Debbie) Krueger of Watertown; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Wallace (Phyllis) Robling of Chaska; a sister-in-law, Margie Robling of Victoria; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Father Landelin Robling, OSB; Wilbert, and Calvin Robling.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, followed by interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Visitation was Tuesday, May 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with recitation of a Holy Family Rosary at 4 p.m.; and a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continued Wednesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Honorary casket bearers were April Baxter, Bailey Krueger, Kelsey Krueger, Julia Krueger, Jerelyn Seth, Julie Seth, Arlene Krueger, and Jennifer Seth.
Casket bearers were Paul Krueger, Joe Krueger, Jedidiah Seth, Jacob Krueger, Jonathan Krueger, and Derrick Krueger.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made at www. chilsonfuneralhome.com.