Joan L. Krueger

    Joan (Jo-Ann) Lorraine Krueger, of Paw Paw, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2019.  
    Jo-Ann was born in Lawrence Township on November 26, 1934, to Harold and Juanita Kingsnorth. Jo-Ann graduated Lawrence High School in 1953 and married Arnold O. Krueger in 1954. Shortly thereafter they made their life-long residence in Paw Paw. Sadly, Arnold passed away in 2018.
    Jo-Ann retired from Paw Paw Schools as a bus driver. Jo-Ann held many leadership positions both at work as a union representative and in her community with not-for-profit organizations, such as  the Girl Scouts, with whom she spent many summers at Camp Shawadasee. She was President of the Eagles and a member of many other organizations.
    Jo-Ann leaves behind four daughters, who will miss her dearly: Desiree (Paul) Companion, Venice, FL; Diane (Lee) Thornburg, Alle-gan, MI; Debra (Mike) Smith, St. Helen, MI; and Dawn Men-doza, Lawton; nine grandchildren: Jessi, Angie, Britney, Tasha, Justin, Katie, James, Andrea, Austin; and five great-grandchildren Alexis, Kolby, Cole, Gage, and Luna; and many loved nephews, nieces and friends.
    A “Celebration of Life” will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Paw Paw Eagles, 63237 M-40, Lawton.
    Contributions can be made in Jo-Ann’s name to Rose Arbor, Hospice of Southwest Michigan.  Arrangements are by Whitley Memorial Funeral Home, Kalamazoo, MI.


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