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Gerald "Jerry" J. Krueger

November 11, 1935 — May 9, 2022

Gerald “Jerry” John Krueger, 86, of Oshkosh, passed away peacefully at Evergreen on May 9, 2022. Jerry was born November 11, 1935, the son of Ferdinand “Sandy” F. and Grace R. (Krivanek) Krueger in Two Rivers. 

Jerry was baptized and confirmed at Emanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church in Two Rivers, and graduated from Washington High School in 1953. He was chosen as a delegate to Badger Boys State. Jerry received his B.S. degree from Wisconsin State College Oshkosh in 1957 with a major in chemistry. After graduation, he worked as a science teacher in Downers Grove, Illinois, and then was employed by Swift & Co. in Chicago and Allis-Chalmers in West Allis. 

He was united in marriage to Marlene Hoverson at the Emanuel E.U.B. Church in Two Rivers on August 10, 1963. They moved to Denver, where he earned a M.S. degree in Library Science. The couple relocated to Oshkosh in 1965, where he began work at the Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh Polk Library. Along with teaching classes, he led the Government Documents division of the library for many years until his retirement from UW-Oshkosh in 1998. For the past 15 years, he and Marlene resided at Evergreen.  

Jerry was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Oshkosh, and served on the trustees, mission, memorial, worship, and membership care committees. He also was a longtime member of the Oshkosh Southwest Rotary Club where he served as club secretary for nearly 20 years.  

Jerry enjoyed traveling, genealogy, lifelong learning, watching classic movies and following his beloved Titans, Brewers, Bucks, Badgers and Packers. 

In addition to his wife, survivors include his sons, Mark (Maureen) Krueger of Brown Deer and Todd (Michael Howard) of Baltimore, Maryland; his sisters, Jean Tippey and Judy Krueger of Mequon, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Oscar and Dorothy Hoverson, and his brother-in-law, Richard Tippey. 

There will be a memorial service at the Worship and Performing Arts Center at Evergreen, 1130 N. Westfield St. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, with visitation from 10:30 to noon with the service following.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, the Evergreen Foundation, the Gerald J. Krueger Film Development Award at UW-Oshkosh, or to the charity of your choice.  

The family would like to thank the nurses and members of the Evergreen staff for their compassionate care.

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Visitation

Saturday, May 14, 2022

10:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Evergreen Retirement Community Chapel

1130 North Westfield Street, Oshkosh, WI 54902

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 14, 2022

12:00 - 12:45 pm (Central time)

Evergreen Retirement Community Chapel

1130 North Westfield Street, Oshkosh, WI 54902

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