Janet Krueger


Janet E. Krueger (nee Maihofer) entered eternal life on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Lawlis Family Hospice at Columbia St Mary’s Ozaukee Hospital in Mequon due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 78.

Jan was fond of the sweet things in life. She loved sitting at her daughter’s bakery, Sweetheart Cakes of Port Washington, enjoying her croissant donut and coffee while laughing it up with the regular customers. Being one of Susan’s biggest supporters, she often was found at many of the bakery’s events. To name one, Jan was center stage at the Guinness Book of World

Records attempt helping to light the 25,625 candles on a birthday cake. She was so very proud of her daughter and her bakery.

Jan grew up in Menominee, Mich., the daughter of Ellen and Dr. George Maihofer DDS and the youngest of three children. She shared many fond memories of her father, her sister Mary Ann Johnson of Appleton and her brother John Maihofer of Menominee, Mich, all of whom preceded her in death.

She graduated from Menominee High School and continued on to Prospect Secretarial School. She then held a secretarial position at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where she met her future husband Robert Krueger. They were married for 57 years. She dedicated herself to running a household and raising four children.

Not only did Jan enjoy playing bridge, she was an avid gardener. Jan’s pride and joy were her roses and peonies. She also enjoyed canning the various vegetables from the garden as well as homemade jams and jellies for her family. She enjoyed bowling and being a member of a Thiensville women’s bowling league and a member of a club called Post Scripts.

Jan volunteered every Tuesday night at St. Mary’s Ozaukee in the gift shop with her longtime friend Sandy and also on Friday mornings as a patient volunteer. Other activities that Jan enjoyed were loving her cat Mixie, watching Days of Our Lives, going to her grandchildren’s events, playing solitaire,  chatting with her friends and making holidays special. No family event was complete without Mom’s famous artichoke dip!

She is survived by her husband Bob; children Patty (Mark) Kastenholz of Tipton, Ind., Cindy (Bob) Woods of Durango, Colo., Tom Krueger of Greenfield and Susan (Brad) Bice of Cedar Grove; and eight grandchildren.

Visitation is Friday, May 4, 2018, from 2 p.m. until the memorial Mass at 3 p.m. at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 2750 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon.

A reception will follow the Mass in the church hall.

A private family internment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Menominee, Mich.



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