September 11, 1912 – January 21, 2013
Hilda Lea Krueger, 100, of Greeley, died Jan. 21, 2013, at Kenton Manor from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She was born Sept. 11, 1912, to Earl and Mittie Willis of DeAnne, Ark.
She was a loving wife, mother, school teacher and friend to many.
Hilda is survived by her son, Max E. Krueger of Greeley. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Otto “LO” Krueger.
Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.
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February 20, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Krueger's family. She was my 3rd grade teacher at Madison Elementary in the early 70's and she taught my brothers too in the mid 60's. I loved her as a teacher and I was always impressed that she remembered me everytime I saw her in later years. She was truly a special person!
February 20, 2013
Max, I got to talk to you a couple of years ago about your mother. What a wonderful teacher, and a fantastic lady. She was always sure to remember a former student while out shopping.
February 16, 2013
"Miz Hildi was quite a gal, an absolute original!", as posted by my precious niece, Jennifer Kirby. After being introduced to Miz Hildi by my lovely mother, Jeri Johnson (1st Grade at Madison Elementary), my family and I always enjoyed having her share in our family celebrations. Miz Hildi always brought such grace and beauty to every venue with her sweet smile, twinkling eyes, Southern charm and classic sense of style! Her beautiful suits, matching shoes, and lovely jewelry were, famously, topped off by her exquisite, signature hats! Whether stepping out at Toddy's, visiting friends or going to church, every day was graced by her beauty and, simply, made her a fashion icon in Greeley! Her presence was, truly, our present!
For all of her darling students, I know that you will remember, "The Quiet Game!" That fabulous game was originated by Miz Hildi! I used it, each day, in my 30-year teaching career. As it continually passes on, teachers and students, for all time, will be using that game...thanks to our legendary, Miz Hildi!
Miz Hildi, because of our beautiful memories and gracing our world with your presence, you will be remembered as a real treasure!
Thank you, my Dear, for the gift of YOU!!!
February 15, 2013
Miz Hildi was quite a gal, an absolute original! She was a dear friend of my grandma, Jeri Johnson, and thus became like family. I loved her sweet laugh and always looked forward to a good visit when she came into shop at the old 10th Street Kmart where I worked in my teen years. Most especially, I will always remember Miz Hildi for her graciousness, and of course, how she embraced being a lady at all times!
February 7, 2013
Mrs Kreuger was my 3rd grade teacher at Madison Elementary School in 1975. I fondly remember her as a the kindest of souls. We would faithfully sing songs every Monday before classes began as well as the Pledge of Alligence. The French song of Fara Shaka was a class favorite.
Mrs. Krueger is well remembered by hundreds of students that she taught over the many years of teaching and her passing is a bittersweet memory for those of us who were lucky enough to have been her pupils. She was a sweet, trusting, grandmotherly figure that we did benifit from as well, as she was in her early sixties by the time I had her in class. She had taught my brother 7 years earlier as well as my sister in 1971. I was also fortunate enough to have worked with her during my high school, teacher's aide class where she worked at Madison as a substitute in 1985, she being in her early seventies.
Mrs. Krueger was often seen visiting Joslin's Department Store all decked out and fancy in her Sunday best with her hat, make-up and perfume, always with a smile and hug. She never once forgot who I was and who my family was. She asked about my family by name and was always happy to see little Janie Estrick again.
We were all blessed to have known Mrs. Krueger and to have had her as our beloved teacher.
Hilda Krueger deseves the utmost respect as a person and a teacher and celebrate her 100 years of life God was so gracious to give to her.
Thank you for your many years of teaching us and our children, for you have been well remembered for your many many years of loyal service. God Bless You Mrs. Krueger.
January 29, 2013
Aunt Hilda was always such a joy to be around. I can remember her bird, Caruso from when we stayed at her house while I battled a serious illness as a child. She was always such a fun-loving and kind person. I was blessed to have known her so well. She will be missed. I will keep Max in my prayers.
January 28, 2013
Max I know you will miss your mother. I only met her a few times and she reminded me so much of her sister Hazel ( Hazel loved her dearly) I remember our visit in 2006 and Gary was so tickled to see Aunt Hilda again. I lost Gary is 2010 but your family will always be a part of mine. Deepest sympathy. Jeannie Daffern
January 28, 2013
Aunt Hilda was a true Southern Lady. She was so animated in everything she did. How she loved and enjoyed life. My last visit with her was with some of my family when we took mom to see her. She fixed lunch for us and sang and played the piano for us and showed us all her hats and jewelry and was the perfect hostess. She and mom had so much fun talking and seeing each other. Mom used to tell me how even as kids while they was working in the cotton field, Aunt Hilda would sing and dance. She was a joy to be around. And she tutored children long after most people retire. I know she enjoyed hostessing the birthday celebrations for the ladies at the church. We will all miss her and remember her many contributions to so many peoples lives.
January 27, 2013
Aunt Hilda was so much fun. I remember going to visit her with my parents she was loving and fun. The last visit was a few years ago with my sister Anne and daughter Kim. We laughed so much as she insisted we try on every hat. We danced and sang as she played the piano. She loved her friends and took us to the place they met for breakfast. Once when she came to memphis she had a fun ride in my husband's mud jeep with the top and doors off. She was always ready for fun. A grand lady.
January 27, 2013
I will always love my Aunt Hilda... Was always so much fun to stop & spend precious time with her in her home! We would always have our hat shows & she loved to entertain us with singing, playing piano & her guitar. My husband & I spent so many times with her & Uncle Leonard. My sister Sue got to go with me once to visit her & we had a wonderful time together. Thank you Max for calling me! I really appreciate all you have done for her.
January 26, 2013
Mrs. Krueger was my very favorite teacher ever! I remember square dancing in our yellow dresses with a black-eyed susan on the velvet ribbon at our waist - yes, she made us dance with boys! 30+ years later she recognized me immediately and asked about my brother as I pushed my own toddlers through a store. She was a great lady, and I do mean Lady in every sense. I will never forget her and the influence she had on me.
January 25, 2013
Miz Hildi Was my teacher some 40 years ago I will never forget her putting on her warpaint before we would leave the classroom this was her lipstick of course her hats and her beautiful outfits will always be a pleasant memory thank God for the beautiful person she was she will be missed by many
January 24, 2013
Our symnpathy and prayers. We were blessed to have “Miz Hildi as our son's preschool teacher along with Mrs. Leh at Child's Garden Preschool. What a joy she brought to those young children. Our best memory, of course, was her outfits and hats! God Bless Henry & Ann Giesick Aaron & Amanda Giesick