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Joanne R. (Junkans) Krueger, 82

Joanne R. (Junkans) Krueger, age 82, of New Richmond passed away peacefully Dec. 27, surrounded by family and friends at Westfields Hospital, following a brief battle with cancer.

Born and raised in Clear Lake, Wis., married Doug Krueger, on March 24, 1956, they had two children and lived in Star Prairie, Wis. Joanne worked at Doboy Packaging for 33 years. She loved to cook, bake and care for family and friends. Joanne spent endless hours reading cookbooks and magazines; was an avid Packer fan and enjoyed playing cards and dice. Her grandson Cole was "The light of her life".

Joanne will be missed by her daughter, Mary Jo (Scott) Hansen; grandson, Cole Hansen; sister-in-law, Delores Junkans; nieces; nephews; family members and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband, Doug Krueger; son, Mark Krueger; parents, Henry and Vida Junkans; infant twin sister, Jean Junkans; brother, Boyd Junkans; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Doris (Krueger) and Bo Holisky.

Visitation was held from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, with the funeral service immediately following at 12 p.m. Both services were held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in New Richmond, where Joanne was a member. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery, Star Prairie, Wis.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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