Ethyl M. Kruckenberg, age 87, passed away on August 7, 2019, at Aster Assisted Living in Cottage Grove.
She was born on August 19, 1931, in Maquoketa, IA to Roy and Wilma (Hartman) Hainstock. In 1947, the family moved to Madison where Ethyl attended East High School and graduated in 1948. In 1951, Ethyl married Kenneth Durrant and they were blessed with 2 daughters. Ethyl later married Willis Kruckenberg on November 8, 1983. She and Willis enjoyed traveling, dancing, camping at their trailer in Rio and spending time with their families. She was employed at Nelson Muffler Corporation of Stoughton from which she retired after 25 years.
Ethyl is survived by her daughters, Judy (Roger) Ingraham, Barb (Gary) Thompson, 3 grandsons, Brian (Robin) Ingraham, Brad (Beth) Ingraham, Bill Thompson and 6 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by 2 stepchildren, Morry (Cathy) Kruckenberg, Carmen (Joe) Golde, 8 step- grandchildren and 6 step-great grandchildren.
Ethyl was preceded in death by her parents, husband Willis, brother Donald, 1 stepdaughter and 1 step-grandchild.
Funeral Services will be held at Cress Funeral Home,1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie, on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at noon. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Agrace Hospice Care or the American Cancer Society.
Cress Funeral Home
1310 Emerald Terrace
Sun Prairie, WI
I worked with Ethyl at Nelson Industries in the drafting department. She was always a hard-working friend and fun lady. I also knew her husband Bud and we would see them every year at the Nelson Industries Christmas party and a few other places. They were the "perfect" couple, and obviously loved each other very much. I miss them both and wish them good sleep together. Jeff Sundby
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