John F. Kreusser

February 4, 1955March 9, 2013

John (Jack) Kreusser, 58, of New Fairfield, CT, formerly of Weston, CT, husband of Lynn (Kanehl) Kreusser passed away on March 9, 2013.

Mr. Kreusser was born in Dayton, Ohio on February 4, 1955, a son of the late Jay and Barbara (Sonand) Kreusser. He attended Weston High School and graduated from University of Connecticut, and later Purdue University. Mr. Kreusser was a lifetime employee of IBM, having worked there for 30 years. Mr. Kreusser was an avid sports fan who loved traveling, politics, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife of 29 years, he is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Kreusser of Washington D.C., a son, Gregory Kreusser of New Fairfield and Cisco, the family Corgi. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a sister, Marilyn Matschke, of Newtown, CT. He is also survived by two sisters, Nancy Witherbee and Sue Mesmer, and their husbands, Andrew Witherbee and Greg Mesmer. His in-laws: Lillian and William Kanehl. He was the brother-in-law Rick Matschke of Newtown, CT, and Tammy and Stephen Moore of Brewster, NY. His nieces and nephews: Eliza and Peter Witherbee, Oliver and Justin Mesmer, Michelle and Sean Matschke also survive. His greatest achievement was his incredible family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30am at St. Edward Church, New Fairfield, CT. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends will be received on Monday from 5-8pm at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Kreusser’s memory may be made to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472 or go to For further information or to sign the on-line guest book, please visit


  • Visitation Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Mary Valls

April 6, 2014

Lynn and Family, I worked with Jack at IBM. Such a wonderful and loving man. It's hard to believe that it's been a year since his passing. Know that he is not forgotten and continues to live in the hearts of everyone who's lives he touched. Best wishes.

Chuck Schwartz

January 28, 2014

I worked with Jack and found him a very helpful and good worker. He was kind and thoughtful. I know we will all miss him.

Lou Masi

April 16, 2013

Lynn and Family, I worked with Jack many years ago. Jack (more than I) kept our friendship alive, by calling every now and then. He remembered my family, my children's ages, their interests, our circumstances and struggles, and he always shared encouraging words. I will never forget Jack's kind and gentle heart. My prayers are with you and with your family.

April 4, 2013

Dear Lynn, Greg, and Stephanie,

I was saddened to hear of Jack's passing and am so sorry for your loss. I greatly appreciated Jack's dedication to boy's basketball over the years and am grateful that my son had the opportunity to play for him. May you feel the love and warmth of your family in your time of sorrow. Melissa Donovan

Ann Barnett

March 22, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I knew him for many of his 30 years at IBM. He was a great worker, but more importantly a great person - warm, friendly, and a delight to be around. I will always think of him with a big smile! My thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Ann

Gary Newman

March 19, 2013

Dear Lynn,

I have read and re-read Kathy's note to me and I am without words and I sit here in sad stunned disbelief. I am so so so sorry. I know so many years have passed but you have always been a cherished part of my memories and someone I have always held close as a dear friend. Please know that Jack is in my prayer, as are you and your family

Stankey Family

March 19, 2013

Lynn: When word reached the four of us in CA last week, our entire family was deeply affected. Jack was such a great friend to all of us...always a jovial word and a wry, humorous comment -- a great work colleague, counselor and who always offered such wonderful insights into this world of "bringing up our kids." We'll miss him dearly and look forward to giving you a big hug when we can. Our prayers go out to you, Stephanie, Greg and family. Love, Matt, Anna, Taylor & Makela

Scott Andrews (IBM)

March 17, 2013

The Kreusser Family. I was very saddened to hear of Jack's passing. I worked with Jack at IBM and enjoyed the long conversations we had on work and life. He loved to talk to me about all the wild animals in Australia. Rest in peace, mate.

March 15, 2013

Dear Lynn, Greg and Stefanie,

We are so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Know you are in our prayers at this difficult time.. May God bless and keep you and we pray you will feel Jack's love and guidance in all that you do in life, until you meet again.

The Valentini Family

Chris Ann Lunghino

March 14, 2013

My heart goes out to Jack's family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I see Jack in his high school basketball uniform - Jack was my best friend Nanny's big brother and I was his little sister's friend, to be teased and joked with along with her. Remembering Jack's special smile and sarcastic wit brings a smile to my face. Sigh.