Herman W. "Hershey" Krueger, age 88, of Johnsburg, died Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Centegra Hospital - McHenry.|
He was born October 11, 1925 in Chicago, to Walter and Helen (Babczak) Krueger.
On October 19, 1946, he married Dolores Knasiak in Chicago. Formerly of Chicago, Herman moved to McHenry in 1987.
He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII, stationed in the South Pacific on P.T. Boats #7 & #16.
Herman attended Washburn Trade School for 2 years. He was employed for 40 years with the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company on Ashland Avenue in Chicago.
He was a member of the Bridgeport V.F.W. Post 3079 and the McHenry V.F.W. Post 4600, the McHenry Moose Lodge 691. He was a 3rd degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 2428, and 4th degree Knight of the Arch Bishop Quincy Assembly. Herman was a member of the St. John Baptist Catholic Church.
Survivors include four children, Dennis (Karen) Krueger of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Kenneth (Ana) Krueger of Brownsville, Texas, Alan (Brian) Krueger of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wayne Krueger of Johnsburg; four grandchildren, Michelle Krueger, Brian (Lisa) Krueger, Jeff Krueger, Christopher (Krissy) Krueger; four great grandchildren, Jessie, Tyler, Chloe, Rylan; three sisters, Sr. Agusta Krueger of
St. Joseph in Bartlett, Helen (the late Frank) Lucas of Crestwood,
Lucille (the late Stanley) Lesniuski of North Chicago; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy (the late Mickey) Krueger of Crestwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Dolores on February 16, 2010.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Visitation will continue on Friday, November 8, from 9:00 a.m. until prayers at 10:00 a.m., leaving for the 11:00 a.m. funeral Mass at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, 2302 W. Church St., Johnsburg, IL 60051. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL.
For those wishing to send an
expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 827 Carillon Drive, Unit 421, Bartlett. IL 60103. or to the McHenry V.F.W. Post #4600, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry, IL 60051, to benefit disabled Veterans of Great Lakes.
For information, please call the
funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave the family an
on-line condolence message.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Nov. 5, 2013