Joyce B. Krueger, 74, of Belleville, Ill., born July 29, 1941, in Belleville, Ill., passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016, at home with her family at her side.
Joyce spent her life serving the community. She was active in Concordia Church serving as a Sunday School teacher, Council member, on the Cemetery Committee, and in the Women's Guild. She was active in the PTA for 35 years. She served as Millstadt PTA president, District 14 Director, Illinois PTA President, and National PTA Secretary and Treasurer. She received the Honorary Life Membership to the National PTA. Later in life she was active in the Optimist Club of Belleville. Her titles included President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Santa Parade Committee Chairperson. Her many awards included the Belleville Wall of Fame, Friends of Education Award from the St. Clair County Regional Office of Education, Those Who Excel, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Drum Major Award.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford M. and Doris M., nee Green, Woodrome.
Surviving are her son, Brad (Susan Slimack) Krueger of Belleville, Ill.; her grandchildren, Megan Krueger, Emma Krueger, and Rachel (Zack) Rieke; her great-grandchildren, Riley Brown and Wyatt Rieke; a brother, Don (Anne) Woodrome of Town & Country, Mo.; along with many cousins and nephews.
As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial contributions to: The ALS Association - St. Louis Regional Chapter, 2258 Weldon Parkway, St. Louis, Mo., 63146, or Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7980, 200 Veteran's Dr., Millstadt, Ill., 62260. For more information, please access our website at: www.lawlorfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill., and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 2016, at Concordia United Church of Christ, 7600 State Rt. 163, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 2016, at the church with Pastor David Krueger officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Feb. 23, 2016