Clarice J. (DuChaine) Krueger, 88, a life-long Town of Skanawan resident, passed away peacefully at Tomahawk Health Services on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.
Clarice was born on June 18, 1932 in Roscoe, Illinois to Hazel and Floyd DuChaine. A licensed practical nurse, Clarice worked in healthcare for most of her life, first for Dr. R. J. Henderson, at his hospital, Riverview, then at his private practice, also doing private care nursing where needed. Clarice also served as local health officer for the Town of Skanawan for 22 years until the position was integrated with the County Health Officer. She enjoyed working the night shift, retiring after 30 years, from Sacred Heart Hospital, first at the AODA Unit and later transferring to the Emergency Department. In retirement, she volunteered with Hospice and Palliative care, as well as 21 + years at Sacred Heart.
Besides working in healthcare, Clarice served the youth in the community in a variety of ways, and will be remembered most notably for her service to 4-H. She was a leader in the local Moonspinners 4-H club for 30 years, also served as chairman at the sub-district level and a member of the county advisory board for many years. At the state level, she served as 4-H drama leader and for five years was a member on the State 4-H Executive Board.
A life-long member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clarice once served as Sunday school and VBS Superintendent, Youth Counselor and Sunday school teacher as well as serving on various church committees.
Clarice continued to be active in her later years with the Tomahawk Area Historical Society, Senior Center, Tomahawk Area Gardeners (TAG), as well as a committee member on the Commission on Aging.
Clarice loved her country life, flower gardening and especially feeding birds and wildlife. She enjoyed photographing nature and sold her original photo note cards locally for many years. She especially liked baking and sharing her chocolate chip cookies with friends.
Clarice will be fondly remembered for her quick wit and sadly missed by family and friends.
Surviving are daughters: Dr. Pamela (Dr. Craig) Jones, Williamsville, NY and Robin Comeau, Amherst, NY.
Five grandchildren, Chad (Siobhan) Comeau, Akron, NY; Clint (Casey Steck) Comeau, Amherst, NY; Dr. Alexandra Jones, Baltimore, MD; Dr. Ryan (Catherine) Jones, Williamsville, NY, Kelsey (Grant Richards), Ayer, MA.
Five great grandchildren, Arron, Malene and Chase Comeau, Marina and Ryan Steck.
One sister, Lois Canfield, Illinois; one brother, Lonnie (Louise) DuChaine, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by parents, Hazel and Floyd DuChaine and step-mother Lucille DuChaine, brother, Robert DuChaine, sister, Betty Bennett, half-brother Stewart DuChaine, and ex-husband Lawrence Krueger.
The Funeral Service for Clarice Krueger will take place privately. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Skanawan.
Memorials are appreciated to REGI - Raptor Education Group, Inc, PO Box 481, Antigo, WI 54409.
Krueger Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. You may view the full obituary and leave online condolences at www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com