Vincent Dean Krueger, 93, died at 12:15 a.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home.She was born in White Hall on May 23, 1918, one of three children born to the late Ivan & Ruth (Staples) Shackelford.She graduated in 1936 from White Hall High School, and first married Aubrey Mean on Sept. 27, 1941 in St. Charles, Mo., They were only married a short time before he was killed in action in World War II.During the war she was employed Western Cartridge in East Alton and International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville. She later married Robert Laverne Krueger on Aug. 18, 1947 at the Kane Baptist Church and they were engaged in farming for the majority of their nearly 50 year marriage, where they resided just west of Jerseyvile on Route 16 & Centennial Road. The two were just short of the golden anniversary before his death on Feb. 22, 1997.She was a longtime member of the Kane Baptist Church, past president of the Jerseyville American Legion Ladies Auxillary, and a former member of the Women of the Moose.Surviving are a daughter and son in law, Deborah & James Pegue of Grafton; a son & daughter in law, Robert & Glenda Krueger of Jerseyville; a son in law, and his wife, Bruce & Jacque Hansen of Jerseyville; six grandchildren & their spouses, Brian Pegue of Kankakee, Keith Pegue , Kari & Brian Schnelten all of Carrollton, Nathan & Marti Hansen of Jerseyville, Katie & Corey Clendenen and Julie Krueger all of Jerseyville; two step grandsons, Matthew Rothe and his wife, Belkas of Brooklyn, New York, and Mark Rothe of Columbus, Ohio; 11 Great Grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Carol Ann Hansen on Nov. 21, 1980; a granddaughter, Amanda Beth Hansen in 1978; a great grandson, Nicholas Pegue; a sister, Martha Willis; and an infant brother, Gerald Shackelford.Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with Rev. Chuck Keene officiating.Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.Memorials may be given to the Kane Baptist Church.
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