Joy Renae Krueger, 64, of Sparta, died Friday, August 16, 2019 at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center, Sparta. She was born on April 18, 1955 in Green Bay, WI. She graduated from Green Bay Southwest in 1973. She then attended Milwaukee School of Nursing graduating in 1979.
Joy married Kim Krueger on August 25, 1979 at Green Bay Calvary Lutheran Church. Joy worked 28 years for Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, the last 18 years in OB. She also worked for two years at Mayo Clinic Health System in Onalaska and worked for the Monroe County Health Department and Rolling Hills as well.
Joy was a member of the Oktoberfest Grenadier Corps in La Crosse and season ticket holders for the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, canning, cooking, and reading. Above all, she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Joy is survived by her husband, Kim of Sparta; her three children, Jared (Rachel) Krueger, Joel Krueger, and Elise Krueger; three grandchildren, Layla, Peyton, and Gage; five siblings, Lana (Wayne) Woulf, Gary Roden, Terry (Shari) Roden, Doug (Sue) Maleport, and Lisa Fix; her mother, Ramona Maleport; mother-in-law, Marilyn Krueger; sister-in-law, Sherry Hawely; brother-in-law, Mike (Lisa) Krueger; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Maleport; father-in-law, Ken Krueger; and best friend, Ingrid Brindley.
The family would like to thank the staff at Rolling Hills for the care they provided for Joy.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church, Sparta, with Reverend John Meyer officiating.
Family and friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday at the church.
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.