Gordon G. Krecker, 93, Turtle Lake, Wis., died peacefully Friday Oct. 4, 2019, at Pioneer Nursing Home, Prairie Farm, with family by his side.
He was born April 22, 1926, at Turtle Lake to John and Selma (Wuorenma) Krecker. Gordy attended Grant School through the eighth grade. He served with the U.S. Army during WWII, until being called home when his father fell ill.
He married Edith Garling at Almena on June 4, 1949. Gordy dairy farmed for over 30 years and drove fuel truck for the co-op and later for himself. He also drove bus for the School District of Turtle Lake for 20 years.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also spent many hours searching for bargains at auction sales in the area. On Sunday afternoons, he could be found enjoying a lively game of Smear with his relatives. In his later years, Gordy joined friends daily for coffee, and on special occasions, for an apple pie at McDonalds.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Sherrie (Jon) King of Aurora, Minn., Debbie (Dave) Stafne of Menomonie and Gary (Joan) of Turtle Lake; grandchildren Melissa King, Kimberly (Bill) Schulz, Ryan Stafne, Erica (Alan) Bass, Sarah Stafne, Kylie Krecker and Gavin (Katie) Krecker; great-grandchildren Emma, Ava, Oliver, Miles, Felix, Mitchell, Tanner, Ian and Nolan; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Gordon was preceded in death by a grandson Justin King, and siblings Gertie Rayment, Kenneth Krecker and MaryAnn Fall.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, from Skinner Funeral Home, Turtle Lake, with Rev. Greg Becker officiating and military honors to follow accorded by the Almena VFW. Burial will be held at St. Matthew Cemetery.
Visitation will be held an hour prior to services. His grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Skinner Funeral Home, Turtle Lake, is handling arrangements.