Helma A. Krueger, 78, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Helma was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Danbury, the daughter of Henry and Johanna Scheer. She was raised on a farm with a large loving family and was very proud of the respect that they had for each other and their parents.
Helma married Donald Krueger on March 14, 1945, in Sioux City. They farmed in Oto, then Correctionville and finally moved to Pierson in 1957. After retirement, Don and Helma moved to Kingsley, where Helma took great pride in caring for the Kingsley Community Center and sharing special times with their retired farming friends, Melvin and Phyllis Monke. Later she enjoyed crocheting afghans and planting beautiful flowers.
She always enjoyed preparing large holiday meals for her family. When gatherings occurred at her house, most of the time was spent in her kitchen tasting her treats and having the kindness of her companionship. Helma was always very proud of her family, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Kingsley where she participated in Eve's Circle.
Survivors include her husband, Don, of Kingsley; two daughters, Donna Christophersen and her husband, Ronnie of Climbing Hill, and Brenda Sargisson of Kingsley; one son, Randy Krueger and his wife, Nancy, of Sioux City; one brother, Alfred Scheer of Correctionville; two sisters, Lorraine Scheer of Correctionville and Mazel Buettner of Anthon; two grandsons, Perry Christophersen and his wife, Jenny, and Nathan Sargisson and his wife, Kelly; three granddaughters, Kim Steffen and her husband, Steve, Jenny Vos and her husband, Mark, and Nicole Lindgren and her husband, Kirk; 11 great-grandchildren, Matthew and Malakie Christophersen, Sidney and Jacob Steffen, Brooke, Hanna, and Grace Vos, Grant and Jake Sargisson, and Max and Dexter Lindgren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Henry, Vern, Lester, Arlo, Aldre and Edwin; two sisters, Sylvia and Alverta; and an infant daughter, Marsha.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Kingsley with the Rev. Paul Evans officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Anthon. Visitation will begin after 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.