April 7, 1933 - April 7, 2021
Mrs. Shirley Alice Krueger 88, formerly of Spring Valley and Grand Meadow, MN. passed away from natural causes at Alden Debes Care Center in Rockford, IL. on April 7th, 2021 at 3 AM. Shirley was born in Milwaukee, WI on April 7, 1933 to Alice Geneva Cain and Howard Brown Cain. She was married to her childhood sweetheart Ellsworth (Red) Ruben Krueger for 65 years. Shirley had 4 children Danny (Donna) Krueger, Linda (Jim Grieder) Cindy (Bruce) Beyerl and Ruth Ann Kogge. She was a grandma to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Shirley had one sister, Susan (Sue) Salmon of North Carolina and a brother Michael (Mike) Cain of Arizona. She has many nieces/nephew and a great niece. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Alice Geneva Cain and Howard Brown Cain. Ellsworth (Red) Ruben Krueger, Danny Krueger, Linda and (Jim) Grieder and Sue Salmon. Shirley will be remembered for her love of Family, Friends and Jesus. She was a positive uplifting happy person all of her life. Shirley was a Sunday School teacher throughout her life in Milwaukee WI. and at First English Lutheran Church of Spring Valley MN. Shirley always loved studying Gods Word, from daily devotions to studying at the Billy Graham training institute in Boone, North Carolina. Mom loved her animals, especially her guinea pigs. She enjoyed gardening and many house plants, especially violets and amaryllis. She made the best homemade bread, Devils Food Cake, coffee cake, homemade strawberry rhubarb jam, fig bars and German potato salad. Mom surrounded herself with many friends. She loved the Pastors from First English, First Baptist, and the Rochester Nazarene church. She thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful folks and life long friends in the Spring Valley, Wykoff and Grand Meadow area. Mom collected Bibles of every kind. She loved Christian books and was fond of the Christian Radio station. Mom enjoyed years of Moody Bible Institute teachings and received dozens of certificates for completion of studies. One of her favorite authors and teacher was David Jeremiah. She had a wonderful sense of humor, especially since she was lovingly picked on by her family. Mom loved her Sunday drives, ice-cream treats, picnics and grilling out. She loved making scrapbooks for all of her kids, crocheting, knitting and making quilts. Shirley was a mom and wife for 3/4 of her life. But spent some time working in a hospital, nursing home and as a Home Health Aide in Spring Valley, MN. She loved to care for people and cheer them up. Mom could sing like a bird and often sang with our dad. Mom left us with a wealth of stories and scrapbooks to ponder over. Cindy Beyerl and Ruth Ann Kogge were blessed to share in the care of a their wonderful mother.
Mrs. Shirley Alice Krueger 88, formerly of Spring Valley and Grand Meadow, MN. passed away from natural causes at Alden Debes Care Center in Rockford, IL. on April 7th, 2021 at 3 AM. Shirley was born in Milwaukee, WI on April 7, 1933 to Alice... View Obituary & Service Information
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