BATAVIA – William James "Bill" Krueger, 72, of Batavia went to his heavenly home Friday at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 19, 1940, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of William F. and Marie (Beck) Krueger.
He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and earned his MBA at the University of Chicago. Bill served in the United States Air Force.
During his working years, he was employed by United Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Mears and retired from Michels. He also owned and operated Krueger Printing for three years.
Bill was an active member of First Baptist Church of Geneva where he and Jan began three ministries in 2004 which became their passion – Royal Family Kids Camp, Shining Stars and the Summit – ministering to hundreds of children in the foster care system from this area. He was a member of TEAM Men's Ministry and small group, University of Wisconsin West Suburban Alumni Club and Phi Delta Theta.
His hobbies included golf, woodworking, traveling, camping, spending time with his family, and attending his grandchildrens' various sporting events. He also loved to read, and enjoyed watching the Badgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Bill is survived by his high school sweetheart and beloved wife, Jan (Christiansen,) of almost 50 years; his sons, Bill (Mary) Krueger, Jr, of Sterling, V.A., David (Angie) Krueger of Dousman, Wis., Michael (Maggie) Krueger of Frisco, Texas, and Steve Krueger of St. Joseph, Mich.; his grandchildren, William III, Wyatt, Luke, Mitch, MaryKate, Ava, and Delaney; a brother, Mark (Suzanne) Krueger of Milwaukee; and many nephews and nieces.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Madison Fay; and niece Julie Christiansen.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. followed by the memorial service to celebrate Bill's life at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South St. in Geneva.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Royal Family Kids Camp, 2300 South St., Geneva, IL 60134.
For information, call Malone Funeral Home at 630-232-8233 or visit www.malonefh.com.