3/19/2012 1:26:00 PM Major Waldemar "Wally" Daniel Krueger, USAF Retired
Wally Krueger, 80, of The Villages, Fla., and Boulder Junction, died March 3, 2012.
Born in Milwaukee, he was an avid outdoorsman who worked his way through college as a fishing guide. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot, flying missions over southeast Asia in 1969-70, FAC "Raven 40" in 1969 and "Raven 20" in 1970. Wally received 5 Distinguished Flying Cross awards for that service and was a member of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society and retired with the rank of Major.
Wally was a real estate investor in his retirement, owning and managing properties while also continuing to love the outdoors. He golfed or fished daily and was an avid gardener at his home in Wisconsin.
Surviviors include his companion Theresa Collins, Lake Tomahawk; son Gregory Otto Krueger of Tampa, Fla.; daughter Sylvia Denice Burch of Cabot, AR; son Jeffrey John Krueger of Suwanee, Ga.; daughter Susan Camille Krueger Manuel of Naples, Fla.; four grandchildren, Linzi, Laura, Melissa and Joseph; two great-grandchildren, Ema and Vince; brother Carl Krueger; nephew Basil and niece Andrea.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettee Krueger in 2006.
Services will be held in Boulder Junction in the summer. For those who wish and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trees for Tomorrow, Memorial Tree Program, P.O. Box 609, Eagle River, WI 54521; or www.treesfortomorrow.com.
Online condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, Fla.
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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Today, I learned of Wally's passing in March. We were roommates in primary pilot training at Hondo Air BaseTexas in 1953. We kept in touch over the yeas and My wife and I have visited Wally and Bettee in Wisconsin and mourned with him when he lost Bettee. We traded Christmas cards and had planned to get together In his new home. My condolences to his partner and children. Bill and Kathy Medellin