Florence (Schaub) Krueger — former nurse, former Presentation sister, bride of Maurice Krueger and the beloved chronicler of her family — passed away on Thursday April 4, 2013, her 87th birthday.
A wake service will be 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, and the funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ipswich. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Florence's life began in Belle Township, Edmunds County on April 4, 1926, as the daughter of farmers Frank and Anna (Polt) Schaub. After country school, Holy Cross parochial school and graduation from Ipswich High School in 1944, Florence entered Presentation School of Nursing, Nurse Cadet Corps, in Aberdeen and ultimately graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., with a bachelor of science in nursing.
Florence was employed at St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen before entering the Presentation Convent as Sister Mary André, where she gave 22 years of faithful service. Her nursing occupation took her to Montana, to Sioux Falls, to director of nursing service at St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen, to Administrator of Mother Joseph Manor in Aberdeen and, eventually, to Maryland, where she retired from nursing in 1978.
Both Florence and her husband, Maurice Krueger, greatly enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway from Maryland to Florida. Then they returned to South Dakota in 1986, to live on Mina Lake. Their lives were active with the Aberdeen Computer Club, the Aberdeen Area Genealogical Society, the South Dakota Genealogical Society, the North Central Genealogical Society and the Irish-American Cultural Group. Florence was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 0067, and she was designated a member of the Special Honor Roll of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps.
Grateful for having shared in her life are her twin sister, Fran Walz, of Springfield, Miss.; her sister, Ellen Wethington and her husband, Joe, of Minneapolis; her brother, Arthur Schaub and his wife, Charlotte, of Ipswich; her brother, Frank Schaub, of Aberdeen; her sister-in-law Helen (August) Schaub of Minneapolis; and a loving assembly of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Florence was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Mabel Kub; and her husband, Frank; her brother, Roger Schaub and his wife, Veronica; her brother, August Schaub; her sister, Clarann Schaub; her brother-in-law, Harold (Fran) Walz; and her sister-in-law, Marjory (Frank) Schaub.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to the Edmunds County Memorial Park in Ipswich.
Arrangements through Gramm Funeral Home of Ipswich.