Nora Lyd­ia Kru-eger, a resident of Marion, Wis., and Mission, Texas, for most of her life, was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 30, 2020, at the age of 87.

Nora was born June 28, 1933, in Symco, Wis., to Louis and Alma Janke.

She grew up on the family farm in Symco, graduating from Clintonville High School in 1951. She graduated from the Teacher’s College at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1953.

Nora was united in marriage to Leland H. “Korny” Krueger on May 21, 1955, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco. He was the love of her life for 63 years, preceding her in death in July 2018.

Together they purchased the Marion Advertiser, a weekly newspaper and print shop, in August of 1967, which they operated as a family business until Dec. 1, 1985.

Nora was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Marion and St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Clintonville, Wis. 

She was an exceptional card player, especially involving her beloved game of Bridge, and an avid golfer who won several championships in Texas.

After retirement, the couple summered in Marion and spent winters golfing in Mission for more than three decades.

Nora spent the last 30 months living in Tualatin, Ore., near her two daughters.

Nora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leland; brothers, Louis, Benny, Leo and Hank; and sister, Adeline.

She is survived by sons, Mark (Jane) of Appleton, Wis., and Kurt (Alice) of Three Lakes, Wis.; daughters, Jane (Rob) Larsen of Wilsonville, Ore., and Mona Krueger of Wilsonville; brother, Bob (Pat) of Iola, Wis.; sisters-in-law, Roselle Janke of Manawa and Myrene Janke of Symco; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by Crown Memorial Funeral Home in Tualatin.

The family is planning a private graveside service next summer in Marion.