Private family services for Joyce Darlene Krueger, 94, of Groton, will be Friday at Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton. Rev. Larry Johnson and Rev. Craig Grams will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Ferney under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel.
Joyce passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Sun Dial Manor, Bristol.
Joyce was born on February 14, 1928 to August and Ida (Schmidt) Pigors in East Hanson Township of Brown County. She came from a family of 8 children, her being the youngest. Joyce was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ferney. She attended country school and graduated from Groton High School.
Joyce married Paul “Lefty” Krueger on November 20, 1946 in Day County. They lived on a farm south of Groton all of their lives, where they raised 8 children.
Joyce very much enjoyed farm life, raising her children, gardening, growing flowers and loved old fashioned country music. She was an amazing cook and baker. Her sense of humor was full of one liners that would catch you so off guard and would make you laugh for hours. Joyce had a heart of gold and would put others before herself. After the kids were grown, she worked at the Groton Nursing Home for several years in the kitchen. Once retired, she returned back to her love of cooking, baking, gardening and spending time with her family and many grandchildren.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children: Roger Krueger, David (Cheryl) Krueger, Sheila (Chuck) Johnson, Paula (Craig) West, Doug (Heidi) Krueger, Dan Krueger and Kevin Krueger. Joyce is also survived by her grandchildren: Shonna, Darin, Angela, Amy, Kayla, Jeff, Jamie, Savanna and great-grandchildren: Aubray, Trevor, Amanda, Ben, Jessie, Avery and Bridger.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, 6 brothers, one sister and eldest daughter, Edith (Krueger) Knapp.
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