Joyce Krueger

Joyce Krueger

Tuesday March 10, 2020

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Obituary for Joyce Elaine Krueger

Joyce Elaine Krueger age 84 of Brainerd passed away on March 10, 2020 at the Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was born July 17, 1935 in Hayward, Minnesota to Agnes K. (Nelson) and Henry C. Hanson.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sons, Ronald, Henry "Babe", and Christopher ; brother, Sonny Hanson.
She was a long time resident of Brainerd and worked 20 years at the Brainerd Area Regional Human Services Center as a Minnesota Retardation Program Lead. Joyce was a long time member of First Lutheran Church, enjoying singing in the choir and fellowship with many friends there. Some of her hobbies included crocheting, the weekly Globe crossword puzzle, and shopping for bargains. You could also find her watching The Price Is Right, soap operas, and America's Funniest Videos. Everyone loved Joyce and her infectious smile.
Joyce will be deeply missed by her children, Roland (Linda) Krueger, Timothy Krueger, Manvil Krueger, Noland Krueger, Ronna (Steve Arey) Krueger, and Ronda (Steve) Jones; grandchildren, James (Jessica) Renn, Nathan Krueger, Gwen (Michael Johnson) Scott, Rene Krueger, Hudson Krueger-Garcia, and Cody Jones; 12 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sisters, Pat (Al) Pule, Janice Morgan, and faithful companion Buddy.
Funeral service on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 10AM at Halvorson Taylor Life Events Center (512 S 8th St). Visitation on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 5-8PM at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service, Saturday. Burial in Mankato at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery at 4PM.

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    Saturday March 21, 2020 | 10:00am
    Halvorson Taylor Life Events Center
    512 South 8th Street
    Brainerd, Minnesota
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    Saturday March 21, 2020
    Funeral service on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 10AM at Halvorson Taylor Life Events Center (512 S 8th St). Visitation on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 5-8PM at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service, Saturday. Burial in Mankato at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery at 4PM.

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Peggy Hildebrandt

To the family of Joyce. My Sympathy to you all in the loss of your loved one. I worked many years with Joyce. May she Rest In Peace. Peggy Hildebrandt
Comment | Posted at 05:14pm via Condolence

Shirley Nelson

Dear Family,
My sincere sympathies to all of you in mourning the loss of Joyce. As a cousin, Joyce played a pivotal nurturing role in my life. In 1977, when I moved to Brainerd to work at Brainerd State Hospital, she helped me to feel at home there while showering her love on me. Moreover, I know that she was very admired at Brainerd State Hospital for her service to those with special needs. She touched their lives in ways that others simply could not do.
Her nurturing of me did not end when I moved away from Brainerd. No matter what the circumstances, I knew I could call her and she would not only understand me, but be of comfort to me. We liked to talk just for fun also and Joyce was so good at making me laugh! She always ended our conversations by expressing her love for me. How blessed I was by having her compassion and her love.
Although Joyce endured many trials throughout her life, she did not lose faith or hope and she continued to love others despite being in the midst of her trials. Truly, she exemplified the perseverance of the saints in living her faith. So, I take special comfort in the promise of James 1:12 (NASB version): Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
Our deceased Grandpa Nelson, who was a carpenter, was known to remark when someone passed away: “His house was built.” My deceased Dad told me that story about Grandpa Nelson. Joyce told me she remembered Grandpa Nelson making that statement as well. Thus, like Grandpa Nelson, I state: “Her house was built.” Christ prepared it for Joyce so she could finally come home (John 14:2). And I can imagine that her house is full of the beautiful treasures that she laid up in heaven while living here on earth.
Christ’s Peace,
Shirley Mae Nelson
Rochester, MN
Comment | Posted at 02:25pm via Condolence

Ronna Krueger

Thank you Shirley, very well said. Ronna
Posted at 08:45pm

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