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Clarence Kryger, 94, of Pulaski, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. He was born on June 5, 1918, to the late Vincent and Hattie (Zacharias) Kryger. He attended Northwestern Grade School, and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1936. On June 8, 1940, he married Regina Bluma at St. Stanislaus Church in Hofa Park. They spent 72 years together and raised five children. Clarence was blessed with a five-generation family. He owned and operated Kryger's Locker Plant until the early 1960's. Clarence also completed one year at UW-Madison, where he learned to be a cheesemaker. He was active in the community as a volunteer fireman for over 40 years, and as a police officer for over 35 years. He, along with his family, helped the community celebrate Christmas by selling Christmas trees in his backyard for over 50 years.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Regina; son, Jim (Peg) Kryger, Green Bay; daughter, Mary Ann (Pat) McKeefry, Pulaski; daughters-in-law, Bernice Kryger, and Marlene Cizman, both of Pulaski; grandchildren: Dr. John (Lynn) Kryger, Bill (Becky) Kryger, Carolyn (Pat) Hayward, Julie (fiancé Mark) Kryger, Lyn (Jim) Herwald, Ken Kryger (special friend Paula), Dale Kryger, Amy (Steve) Adlebush, Wendy Peterson, Kim (Tim) Sheedy, Laura (fiancé Gary) Kryger, Nicole (Kyle) Clasen, Kelly (Angie) McKeefry, and Molly (Joel) Van Lannen; great grandchildren: Jack and Anne Hayward, Mitchell and Declan Kryger, Kendal and Jake Herwald, Zak and Lindzi Kryger, Brandon, Josh, Kailee Kryger, Mikayla and Matthew Adlebush, Hannah and Bennett Sheedy, Logan Clasen, Eli, Maddox, and Eden McKeefry, Griffin and Bryce Van Lannen; one great-great granddaughter, Ava Herwald; brother-in-law, Norb (Marge) Bluma; sister-in-law, Alice Bluma; special friend, Erwin Banaszynski; many nieces and nephews; other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jakub and Joahanna Bluma; two sons, Arnie and Ronald Kryger; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Nels Peterson; step-brother, Edmund; Regina's siblings, Frances and Fred Gorecki, Harry Bluma, and Jack Bluma.
Friends may call at Assumption B.V.M. Church, 124 E. Pulaski Street, Pulaski, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at the church, Fr. Finian Zaucha, O.F.M., presiding. Burial will take place at a later date.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.marnochafuneralhome.com
Marnocha Funeral Home
186 E. Pulaski Street
Pulaski, WI 54162
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Jan. 24, 2013