Pauline Krueger, 1931-2017

Published 9:10 am Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Funeral services for Pauline “PD” Mildred Krueger, 85, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Revs. Randy Baldwin and Tom Jolivette will officiate. Interment will be at Lunder Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at

Pauline Krueger

Pauline Krueger

PD died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at her home.

Pauline Mildred Krueger was born Feb. 14, 1931, in rural Kenyon, the daughter of Maurice and Beatrice (Knutson) Derscheid. She was baptized and confirmed at Moland Lutheran Church in Kenyon. PD graduated from Kenyon High School in 1949.

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She went on to graduate from Abbott Hospital in Minneapolis as a registered nurse in 1952. She worked at several places over the years including Abbott Hospital, Naeve Hospital and St. John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea, until her retirement in 1998.

On Jan. 16, 1955, PD was united in marriage to Alan Krueger at Moland Lutheran Church in Kenyon. She was a member of Lunder Lutheran Church, where she served as organist. PD was also a member of Lutheran church women and Rachel circle at Lunder Lutheran Church and Twin Lakes Senior Citizens.

PD is survived by her children Craig (Shelly) Krueger, Doug Krueger, Deb (Scott) Knight and Diane Krueger; grandchildren Benjamin, Eric (Beth) and Joel Krueger and Julia Knight; siblings Alice Jolivette, LaVonne Dugan, Beverly Sorensen, Lois (Chuck) Jackson, Harvey (Mary Jane) Derscheid, David (Phyllis) Derscheid and Maurice Derscheid; and sister-in-law, Tonnie Derscheid.

PD was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alan; brothers, Lynn and George; sister, in infancy; three brothers-in-law, Otto Sorensen, “Jolly” Jolivette and Toby Dugan.