LANSING, IL - Dolores Mae Kiel-Krueger (nee Couwenhoven), age 88 of Lansing, IL, was called home to rest in her eternal home on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Dolores was born on December 13, 1929 and is preceded in death by her father: Cornelius Couwenhoven, mother: Della (nee Jonkman) Couwenhoven, sisters: Marie (nee Couwenhoven) Lange and Helen (nee Couwenhoven) Alderden; brother: John Couwenhoven; daughter: Kathleen Kay (nee Kiel) Greenwood; and first husband: Clarence Kiel.
Dolores is survived by her second husband: Donald Krueger; sons: Dennis Kiel of Lansing, David (Sandy Simale) Kiel of Schererville, IN; six grandchildren: Karyn Kiel, Michael Kiel, Abby (nee Pluth) Dwyer, Kristine (nee Kiel) Briskie, Steven Kiel, and Jonathan Kiel; and nine great grandchildren: Tyler, Jacob, and Kayla Skertich, Taylor Kiel, Mason and Emery Saunders, Harper Briskie, and Michael and Marshall Dwyer.
Friends are invited to visit with Dolores's family on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Rd., Lansing, IL. Funeral service will be from 12:00 - 12:30 PM at the funeral home. Dolores will be laid to rest next to her first husband, Clarence, in Oakridge Cemetery in Lansing.
Family was the most important thing to 'Mom'. She loved each and every one of us with her own special kind of love, from deep within her heart. There was always a certain magic in her touch, sunshine in her eyes, grace in all her steps, and in every gesture, dignity and love. She made our lives worthwhile. She is now in her eternal home with Jesus, preparing a room for all her loved ones. Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean we will miss you, Mom, until we meet again. **Grief is the price we pay for love**