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Merlin R. Kreger

Merlin R. Kreger

June 14, 2019

Merlin R. Kreger, 76, of Chetek passed away on June 14, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Merlin was born in Osage, IA to Cecil and Fern (Fenneman) Kreger on December 10, 1942. He graduated from Charles City, IA. Merlin married Beverley Banks on February 8, 1964 in Charles City, IA. He worked on the assembly line at John Deere retiring as a supervisor. Merlin was supervisor for the Barron County Board of Supervisors, was involved in city politics, an active Lions Club member, receiving the Birch-Sturm fellowship award. He served his country in the Army in Vietnam. For several years Merlin was a very active member of the United Methodist Church in Chetek.

Merlin is preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Fern and his brother Rick.

He is survived by his wife Beverley of 55 years; his son Rob (Ami) and their children Brandon and Caitlin and his two brothers and two sisters.

His family will hold a private Celebration of Life.

Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family. 

Memorials may be given to the Lions Camp of Rosholt, 3834 Cnty. Rd. A, Rosholt, WI. 54473 or your local animal shelter or humane society.






  • K P I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May your heart find peace and comfort in the promises of our God found in his Word at Acts 24:15, and Psalm 37:29.

    June 28 at 7:27am

  • Barb Beverly and family,
    My heart goes out to you. I enjoyed Merlin's quiet demeanor and his ability to make others think he couldn't hear you. Not a day passed where I could leave him with a smerk or a smile on his face. He was a good man and will be missed

    June 17 at 8:42am

  • John and Lucille Bishop Bev, Rob, and family,

    Lucille and I send our condolences. Merlin was a special person and will always be in your hearts.

    June 16 at 4:14pm

  • Kayla kasmeirski I am so sorry sending prayers and condolences to your family at this difficult time. Merlin was a great guy and will be dearly missed at the chippewa falls veterans home.

    June 16 at 3:23PM

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