Irene Krueger, 92
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 5:00pm admin
July 23, 1925 —
June 10, 2018
Cresco - Irene Krueger, age 92 of Cresco, Iowa, died Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco.
Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Cresco United Methodist Church, followed by burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery, rural Cresco. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco and on Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Irene was born July 23, 1925 at Cresco to Roy and Jennie (Davis) Dempewolf. She graduated from Cresco High School in 1942 and later received her Rural Education Diploma from Iowa State Teacher’s College at Cedar Falls in 1945. She taught elementary school at Albion School in Howard County as well as schools in Guttenberg and Maquoketa, Iowa.
Irene married John Krueger on Oct. 22, 1948 at Zion EUB Church, rural Cresco. Together they operated a dairy farm in Albion Township. She raised chickens in the early years, along with helping manage their dairy herd.
Irene was a member of Zion United Methodist Church and was active in Sunday School teaching, the UMW and coordinated Vacation Bible School and the Christmas Program.
She was a 4-H leader, active in the local Homemaker’s Club and more recently the Chat-&-Do Club. She loved to work; that was her hobby.
Irene will be remembered for being a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; for her devoted care of elderly family members; her farming partnership; along with her tasty raisin pie, chocolate chip pie, and her chocolate chip cookies; and for the glowing smile she gave to her caregivers at Evans Home.
Irene is survived by three daughters, Kathy (Jim Peterson) Welch of Rochester, Minn., Nancy (Dan) Dorn of Onalaska, Wis. and Diane (Jeff) Overly of Ft. Madison, Iowa; four grandchildren, Paula (Brad Vigesaa) Welch, Will (Jill) Welch, Eric Dorn and Scott Dorn; six great-grandchildren, Carmen, Emma, Lily, Anni, Jaedyn and Landon; two brothers, Virgil Dempewolf of Spring Valley.Minn. and Morris (Judith) Dempewolf of Spring Valley.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Krueger; and a sister, Evelyn Dempewolf.