Vivalea M. Kruegel

Alton | Sunday, September 13 2015

Vivalea M. Kruegel, 86, passed away on Sunday September 13, 2015 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

She was born on September 12, 1929 the daughter of Marie Lanier.

Vivalea married Richard “Dick” I. Kruegel on September 17, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.  He preceded her in death on February 3, 2006.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton and retired from Met Life after 38 years of service.  She also loved traveling and camping with her husband and spending the winter in Texas.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Powell.

Visitation will be from 9 am to 10:30 am Thursday September 17, 2015 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am Thursday September 17, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Father John Luong OMV as celebrant.

Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Godfrey.

Memorials may be made to Masses. 

Online tributes and guest book can be found at

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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