Joseph Martin Krueck, 88, and a resident of South Amherst, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012 at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain, following a brief illness. He was born November 27, 1923 in South Amherst. Joseph was a lifetime resident of South Amherst and graduated from South Amherst High School in the class of 1943.
Joseph was employed at Ohio Edison for 33 years, before retiring in 1987 as a Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor. He was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ in Amherst. Joseph loved gardening, and watching John Wayne movies. He enjoyed going to the Lorain County Fair and watching the horse pulls and his many trips to the Amish County. Joseph was an avid Cleveland Indians Fan.
Survivors include his son, Donald Joseph Krueck of South Amherst; and his sister, Annette Vandersommen of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Ann Krueck (nee Vollmer) on June 18, 2007; brothers, Fredrick, William, Walter and Jack Krueck; sisters, Ruth Schreiber and Marie Berger; and his parents, Walter Adam and Mary Katherine Krueck (nee Collins).
Friends may call Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 11 A.M. in the funeral home. The Rev. Mark Pemberton, Pastor of St. Peter United Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Crownhill Cemetery, Amherst.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.