Wilma Krueger (Clark)
Asleep in Jesus, Wilma Krueger passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, MO. She was born February 26, 1926, at Madison, IL, to Eugene and Virgie (Baker) Clark. She grew up in Granite City and attended high school there. She also attended Evangel University in Springfield, MO. She loved life and enjoyed dancing.
Wilma worked for many years in clerical work for the United States Government at the Pentagon. She later worked at the Granite City Army Depot, where she met the love of her life, Wallace “Wally” Krueger. The two were married September 10, 1955, and shared sixty-one years together. In the 1960s they visited Bluff View and found a little place that they enjoyed for many years on the weekends. After retirement, this area became their full-time residence for the last thirty years. The couple made many friends in the area and Wilma will be greatly missed by many. She was baptized in the Assembly of God Church at Granite City and later confirmed in the Lutheran Church in May of 1958. Wilma was a member of Trinity Lutheran in Fredericktown, MO, and former member of Zion Lutheran of Poplar Bluff, MO. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, Michael Krueger and wife Vicki of Bethalto, IL; two daughters, Karen Meyer and husband Jim of Missoula, MT, Janice “Jan” Kloppenburg and husband Denis of St. Louis, MO; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one infant brother, baby Clark; two sisters, Irma Pannett and Audrey Cormier.
Visitation was held Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 9:00-11:00 am, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services followed at 11:00 am, at the chapel. Pastors Rick Petty and Marty Reed ministered to the family. Denny Kloppenburg, Chris Bax, James Cormier, Howard Krueger, Justin Kloppenburg and Jim Meyer served as pallbearers. Burial followed at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Bloomfield, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com