Mabel A. (Klukas) Krueger, age 101, of Gaylord, Minnesota, passed away Monday, September 2, 2019, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord, Minnesota, with interment following at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Gaylord, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 9:00-11:00 A.M., two hours prior the service at the church.
Mabel Amelia Krueger was born on February 23, 1918, in Round Grove Township, McLeod County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Emil and Ida (Mackenthun) Witte. Mabel was baptized as an infant on March 17, 1918, and was later confirmed as a youth on March 20, 1932, both at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Fernando, rural Stewart, Minnesota. Mabel received her education at District #37 Country School.
In November of 1935, Mabel was united in marriage to Vernon Klukas at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Fernando. This union was blessed with three children. In 1946, the couple moved to Gaylord. Mabel and Vernon shared 22 years of marriage before he passed away on May 23, 1958.
On July 23, 1967, Mabel was united in marriage to Werner Krueger at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. After their marriage, the couple resided in Gaylord. Mabel and Werner shared 18 years of marriage before he passed away on November 1, 1985.
Mabel was employed as a cook at the Gaylord High School for 34 years, retiring in 1986.
Mabel was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. She volunteered at the Gaylord nursing home and helped in various aspects.
Mabel enjoyed fishing, baking, cooking, quilting, sewing, growing flowers, loved gardening and had beautiful pussy willows. She also sewed and did alterations for others.
When she needed assistance with her daily care, Mabel became a resident of Oak Terrace Health Care Center on April 25, 2014, and passed away there on Monday, September 2, 2019, at the age of 101 years. Blessed be her memory.
Mabel is survived by her:
Children, Geri Klukas of Glencoe, MN, and
Dale Klukas and his wife, Avis of Gaylord, MN;
Grandchildren, Gary Schwarzrock and his wife, Becky of New Auburn, MN, Guy Schwarzrock of New Auburn, MN, Kurt Rischmiller and his wife, Peggy of Winsted, MN, Dan Rischmiller of Hutchinson, MN, Julie Faulhaber and her husband, Allen of Grand Meadow, MN, Shad Klukas and Doug Stewart of St. Paul, MN, and Josh Klukas and his wife, Jennifer of Baxter, MN;
Sister-in-law, Ruth Doerr of Hutchinson, MN;
Son-in-law, Wayne Rischmiller of Hutchinson, MN;
Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mabel was preceded in death by her Parents, Emil and Ida Witte; Brother, Rufus Witte; Brother in infancy; Daughter, Mavis Rischmiller; Grandson, Jess Klukas.