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Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX

OBITUARY

Nelva Lee Krueger Wagner

May 16, 1943January 19, 2020
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Nelva Lee Krueger Wagner died on Sunday, January 19, 2020. She was born in Victoria, Texas on May 16, 1943 to Leroy and Valerie Schmidt Krueger. Both her parents, Leroy and Valerie preceded her in death. She is survived by her brother, Royce Krueger and sister-in-law, Terry Krueger; two nephews, Christian Krueger (Megan) and their children, Brady and Brooks and Cory Krueger (Whitney) and their daughter, Annie. She is also survived by her aunt, Bernice Krueger; cousins, Dr. Sandra Strickland, Wanda Marbach, Louis Willeke, Creighton Willeke, Dr. Kurtis Krueger, Myron Krueger, Randy Garvel, Kevin Krueger, Donice Krueger and Tracy Krueger. He was preceded in death by two cousins, Maureen Alstadt and Merlin Hartman.

Nelva graduated from the University of Texas at Austin on May 29, 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Before her retirement, she was employed for many years with Harris County Juvenile Protective Services. Nelva was a very loving, kind and generous person always giving donations to many worthwhile charities throughout her adult life. A special thanks to her loyal lifelong friend Dorothy Rather, and her first cousin, Louis Willeke. Louis accompanied her on many trips and gave her numerous gifts. Also, a special thanks to her devoted caregiver, Mary Farias and all the employees at Vitality Court. Lastly, much gratitude to Terry Krueger who shared her time and energy caring for Nelva as well.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Rosewood Funeral Chapel located at 3304. E. Mockingbird Ln., Victoria, Texas. Visitation will be prior to the funeral service from 9-10 am. Burial will immediately follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Christian Krueger, Cory Krueger, Royce Krueger, Jim Rather, Louis Willeke and Creighton Willeke.

Any donations in her behalf may be made to any Alzheimer’s organization as well as the building fund at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 4102 N. Ben Jordan, Victoria, Texas, 77901.

Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Leroy Krueger, Father (deceased)
  • Valerie Schmidt Krueger, Mother (deceased)
  • Royce Krueger and wife Terry, Brother
  • Christian Krueger and wife Megan, Nephew
  • Cory Krueger and wife Whitney, Nephew
  • Brady, Brooks and Annie, Great-niece and nephews
  • Bernice Krueger, Aunt
  • Dr. Sandra Strickland, Cousin
  • Wanda Marbach, Cousin
  • Louis Willeke, Cousin
  • Creighton Willeke, Cousin
  • Dr. Kurtis Krueger, Cousin
  • Myron Krueger, Cousin
  • Kevin Krueger, Cousin
  • Donice Krueger, Cousin
  • Tracy Krueger, Cousin
  • Randy Garvel, Cousin
  • Dorothy Rather, Life Long Friend
  • Mary Farias, Devoted Caregiver
  • Merlin Hartman, Cousin
  • Maureen Alstadt, Cousin
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Christian Krueger
  • Cory Krueger
  • Royce Krueger
  • Jim Rather
  • Louis Willeke
  • Creighton Willeke

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • Burial Thursday, January 23, 2020

Memories

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Edith Smith

January 22, 2020

Nelva Lee will be greatly missed by her VHS classmates. I remember her warm smile and her joyous laugh.

Ann McKenzie

January 21, 2020

I feel so fortunate to have met Nelva in Houston. I will remember her for her kindness and joy. She so enjoyed people and music. Nelva was fully present when she spoke with you, so rare. She is missed.

Patricia Ann Johns

January 21, 2020

I was a classmate with Nelva Lee and her cousin, Sandra. I’m especially saddened to learn of Nelva Lee’s passing. My sincere condolences to the family. May each of you find comfort in fond memories and the knowledge that Nelva Lee's life has made a difference for so many. ♥️

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Biography

Nelva Lee Krueger Wagner died on Sunday, January 19, 2020. She was born in Victoria, Texas on May 16, 1943 to Leroy and Valerie Schmidt Krueger. Both her parents, Leroy and Valerie preceded her in death. She is survived by her brother, Royce Krueger and sister-in-law, Terry Krueger; two nephews, Christian Krueger (Megan) and their children, Brady and Brooks and Cory Krueger (Whitney) and their daughter, Annie. She is also survived by her aunt, Bernice Krueger; cousins, Dr. Sandra Strickland, Wanda Marbach, Louis Willeke, Creighton Willeke, Dr. Kurtis Krueger, Myron Krueger, Randy Garvel, Kevin Krueger, Donice Krueger and Tracy Krueger. He was preceded in death by two cousins, Maureen Alstadt and Merlin Hartman.

Nelva graduated from the University of Texas at Austin on May 29, 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Before her retirement, she was employed for many years with Harris County Juvenile Protective Services. Nelva was a very loving, kind and generous person always giving donations to many worthwhile charities throughout her adult life.
A special thanks to her loyal lifelong friend Dorothy Rather, and her first cousin, Louis Willeke. Louis accompanied her on many trips and gave her numerous gifts. Also, a special thanks to her devoted caregiver, Mary Farias and all the employees at Vitality Court. Lastly, much gratitude to Terry Krueger who shared her time and energy caring for Nelva as well.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Rosewood Funeral Chapel located at 3304. E. Mockingbird Ln., Victoria, Texas. Visitation will be prior to the funeral service from 9-10 am. Burial will immediately follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Christian Krueger, Cory Krueger, Royce Krueger, Jim Rather, Louis Willeke and Creighton Willeke.

Any donations in her behalf may be made to any Alzheimer’s organization as well as the building fund at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 4102 N. Ben Jordan, Victoria, Texas, 77901.

Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.