THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Orlin A. Krieser
Issue Date: October 11, 2018
Orlin A. Krieser, 88, of Oconto Falls, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 7, 2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls with family present.
Born July 11, 1930 in the Town of Chase, the youngest of six children, to Albert and Agnes (Witneski) Krieser, his mother died when he was 11 months old, he was raised by his sisters and helped on the family farm as a young boy. It was during these years, he gained a passion for baseball while listening to Cubs baseball games under the covers in bed.
On Oct. 4, 1952, he married Joyce E. Bitters at Zion Lutheran Church in Oconto and they lived in Oconto Falls for most of their lives where they raised three children. They enjoyed taking them camping and fishing. He worked as a cheese maker at Krause Cheese in the Town of Morgan for over 38 years until retiring.
After retirement, they enjoyed bus trips and casino outings. As a lifelong Cubs fan, he followed his favorite team never knowing he'd live long enough to see them win the 2016 World Series.
A longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Oconto, he was a dedicated usher for many years and was known in the Oconto Falls area for following all sporting events, especially high school and was once named fan of the year.
Survivors include three children, Dan (Carol) Krieser and Julie (Curtis) Fifield, both of Oconto Falls and Terry (Carol) Krieser, Suamico; four grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a great-granddaughter on the way; a sister, LaVerne Predayna, Minnesota; a special cousin and fellow Cubs fan, Nathalie Bookter of Howard and nieces and nephews.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce in 2005; two brothers, Marvin and Alton Krieser; two sisters, Florence Edlbeck and Violet Radtke and special lifelong friend, Louis Stepien.
Visitation will be held at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, Oct. 12 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Church. Rev. Curtis DeCoste will officiate with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.