Orlin A. Krieser

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Orlin A. Krieser, 88, Oconto Falls, died peacefully Sunday evening, Oct. 7, 2018, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls with his family present. The youngest of six children of Albert and Agnes (Witneski) Krieser was born July 11, 1930, in the Town of Chase. Because Orlin’s mother died when he was 11 months old, he was raised by his sisters and had to help on the family farm as a young boy. It was during these formative years Orlin developed a passion for baseball while listening to Cubs baseball games under the covers of his bed.

On Oct. 4, 1952, he married Joyce E. Bitters at Zion Lutheran Church in Oconto. The couple lived in Oconto Falls for most of their married lives, raised three children and enjoyed taking them camping and fishing. Orlin was employed as a cheese maker by Krause Cheese in the Town of Morgan for over 38 years until retirement. After retiring, he and Joyce enjoyed taking bus trips and casino outings. As a lifelong Cubs fan, he followed his favorite team and never imagined he’d live long enough to see his beloved “Cubbies” win the 2016 World Series. As a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Oconto, he was a dedicated usher for many years. Orlin was also well known in the Oconto Falls area for following all sporting events, especially high school games, and was once named their fan of the year.

Survivors are his three children, Dan (Carol) Krieser, Oconto Falls; Terry (Carol) Krieser, Suamico; Julie (Curtis) Fifield, Oconto Falls; four grandchildren he dearly loved, Rachel Krieser and Jake (Aria) Krieser, Stephanie (Eric) Paulson and Michael Fifield; two great-grandsons, Everett and Emmett Krieser and a great-granddaughter on the way; one sister, LaVerne Predayna, Minnesota; a very special cousin and fellow Cubs fan, Nathalie Bookter, Howard; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joyce in 2005, two brothers Marvin and Alton Krieser, and two sisters, Florence Edlbeck and Violet Radtke and special lifelong friend Louis Stepien.

Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 Superior Ave. in Oconto, until the time of service. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Curtis DeCoste officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.