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Manfred Kruel

Manfred “Mannie” Kruel was called home to his lord and savior Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at his home in Mayville.

A funeral service will take place Saturday, Feb. 4, at noon at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Horicon, with the Rev. Richard Boeck Jr. officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville, and also Saturday, Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at noon at the church. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Mayville.

Mannie was born Oct. 26, 1938, in Horicon, the son of Frederick and Vinelda (Broecker) Kruel. He was received into the kingdom of his lord Nov. 14, 1938, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church and professed his faith in the rite of confirmation April 6, 1952, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church by the Rev. Frederick Schwertfeger.

Mannie was a 1956 graduate of Horicon High School. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1957. He married the love of his life, Doris Griepentrog, Sept. 26, 1959, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Horicon and then made their home in San Antonio, Texas. They moved to Mayville after his discharge. Mannie joined St. John’s Lutheran Church in Horicon and served on church council, elder, secretary, and head usher for many years. Over the years Mannie was employed at Dawson Motors, Schultz Ford, Dorst Metal, and then retired from Mayville Engineering Company after 35 years.

Mannie’s greatest love was his wife, children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, woodworking, yard work, working on his car and traveling.

Mannie is survived by his children Kim (Kelly) Guse of Brownsville, and Kurt (Robbin) Kruel of Horicon; grandchildren Meagan of Milwaukee, Marissa Guse of Brownsville, Andrew Rinderman of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Makaria Rinderman of Davison, Michigan; stepbrother Leon Steinbach of St. Louis, Missouri; sister-in-law, Jeanette Welak of Mayville; brother-in-law William Griepentrog of Horicon; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Doris in 2011; one stepbrother John Steinbach; one brother-in-law Eugene Welak; and one sister-in-law Delores Griepentrog.

Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Technology Fund.

Koepsell Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at koepsellfh.com.

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