Linda Sue Krueger age 56 passed away peacefully at her home in Portland, Oregon with family and friends by her side on September 5, 2013 after a two year well fought courageous battle against cancer.
Linda was born in Mauston, Wisconsin on May 26th, 1957 to William and MaryEllen Krueger. She was the second oldest of five children. Linda grew up in Mauston and attended Mauston High School, she was in the graduating class of 1975.
During her high school years Linda excelled in art and drama classes. After high school she worked at Young Bros. Truck Stop in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, raising money for college. She attended UW Eau Claire studying for a business degree.
Linda was a very adventurous person. She was invited on vacation by a close friend to Portland, Oregon and liked it so much she decided to stay, that was in 1980, and Portland has been her home ever since.
She landed an entry level job in housekeeping at a senior care center, and while doing so she returned to college, taking evening classes earning a degree in business, thus providing Linda a path to move her career to the business office of that nursing home, plus other nursing homes over the many years. She had a very special place in her heart for the nursing home residents. She rewarded herself by purchasing a home and a trip to Ireland. She fell in love with Ireland and over the next 8 years made four more trips to Ireland.
Even though she considered Portland her home she stayed true to the Green & Gold. She loved flying back to Wisconsin to tailgate with family at Lambeau Field to see the Packers play.
Linda also became involved in running marathons supporting the right for breast cancer and arthritis. She enjoyed doing these marathons and the many new friends she made along the way.
Linda remained single her whole life, but had two special kitty’s, Bessie and Baily which she adored. Linda made many friends in her lifetime and enjoyed spending time with them. She stayed in touch with a very dear friend Dwight, from her high school days.
Linda is survived by three siblings, Laura( Blake) Olson, Lisa(Steve) Buchmeier of Mauston, Wisconsin and a brother Larry (Irene) Krueger of Killeen, Texas. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews: Tina, Steven, Kari, Dana, Jennifer, Robin, Adam, Lawrence, Amanda, Jeff, Jessica, Taylor, Mallory, Tanner, and Kylee who all loved her very much. She is further survived by many dear friends from Portland and Mauston.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents William and MaryEllen Krueger ,her sister Loretta ,her nephew Jason Buchmeier, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
A Memorial service will be held on Thursday September 26th,2013 at the United Methodist Church in Mauston, Wisconsin, visitation will be at 4:00 p.m. and the service to follow at 5:00 p.m.
Crown Crematory of Portland and Crandall Funeral Home of Mauston assisted the family with the arrangements