Former Marion Advertiser owner Nora Krueger dies at 87

Feb 1, 2021


Nora Lydia (Janke) Krueger, who with her husband owned the Marion (Wisconsin) Advertiser for nearly two decades, died Monday, Nov. 30. She was 87.

Born June 28, 1933, in Symco to Louis and Alma Janke, she grew up on the family farm and graduated from Clintonville High School in 1951. She went on to attend the Teachers’ College at UW-Oshkosh, graduating in 1953.

She married Leland H. “Korny” Krueger on May 21, 1955, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco. They were married 63 years until Korny’s death in July 2018.

Together they had four children — Mark, Kurt, Jane and Mona — as well as seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In August 1967, Nora and Korny purchased the Marion Advertiser. They operated the weekly newspaper and print shop as a family business until Dec. 1, 1985. That year their son, Kurt Krueger, became editor of the Vilas County News-Review in Eagle River, where he now serves as publisher.

The family is planning a private graveside service next summer in Marion.