The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 7, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ixonia, with the Rev. Kenneth Ewerdt officiating. Burial will follow at the Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown. Family and friends may gather at the church from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Highland House of Watertown or the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (Watertown) Organ Restoration Fund. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Doris Aurelia Esther Griebenow was born June 29, 1919 in the Township of Ixonia, the daughter of Julius and Seraphina (nee Ziemer) Griebenow. She was baptized, attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Grade School in Ixonia and confirmed. She further attended Watertown High School. On September 24, 1938 she married Clarence H. Zwieg at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ixonia. He preceded her in death on October 12, 1977. On November 9, 1978, she married Arthur F. Krueger at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. He also preceded her in death on September 14, 2000.
She was employed by Bethesda Lutheran Home for many years as a ward parent and training department supervisor. As an accomplished seamstress, Doris shared her talent with many young people as a project and general leader for over 20 years with the Ixonia Victory 4-H Club and Bethesda. She also had served in both St. Mark’s and St. Paul’s Ladies Aid Societies.
Doris is survived by daughters, Marie Schmidt of Hemlock, MI, Carol (Ken) Nolte of St. Joseph, MI and a son, Robert “Bob” (Diane) Zwieg of Watertown. Grandchildren, Becki (Bob) Pildner, David (Lori) Schmidt, Ruth (Kevin) MacNeill, Paul Nolte, Mary (John) Dorn, Susan (James) Ott, Sarah (Jason) Williams, Mark (Amy) Nolte, Allen Zwieg, Brian (Shelley) Zwieg, Trisha Zwieg and twenty great-grandchildren. She is further survived by stepsons, Arthur E. (Audrey) Krueger of Ixonia and Carl (Rose) Krueger of Watertown. Step grandchildren, Neil (Judy) Krueger, Keith Krueger (Jean Lehnen) and Brian (Kitty) Krueger, four step great grandchildren and five step great great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a step great grandson.
Doris believed and trusted in God’s promise, “Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Rev 2:10