Saturday, November 9, 2013

William L. Kriegs

William L. Kriegs, age 89, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.  William was born in Chicago, December 22, 1923, son of the late William and Martha (Nee:  Forrester) Kriegs.

During World War II William proudly served as a Corporal in the United States Army Combat Infantry.  He was captured in the Battle of the Bulge and held as a prisoner of war for 105 days at Stalag IX concentration camp.  On September 2, 1947, he was united in marriage to Margaret G. Newgren, who preceded him in death on January 30, 2013.   William retired from J.I. Case Company after twenty-two years of employment.  He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his son, William D. Kriegs; grandson, William R. Kriegs; brother-in-law, John Newgren.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Donald Newgren.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Friday at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m.  Memorials to the First Presbyterian Church have been suggested.

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