Mary Jane Krueckeberg

Mary Jane Krueckeberg, 88, of Decatur passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur. She was born November 19, 1931, in Fort Jennings, Ohio to Joseph and Lillian (Miller) Ellerbrock. She was married October 9, 1976, in Adams County to Edwin Junior Krueckeberg.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Decatur, the American Legion Auxiliary of Indiana and the Association Mutual Insurance Co. She graduated from Van Wert High School in 1948. She was employed by the American Legion Post #43 for 22 years before retiring in 1998.
She cherished her time spent caring for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandson. She loved watching Hallmark movies and enjoyed watching basketball games. She valued her companionship with her dogs, Sissy and Benji.
She is survived by four daughters, Cheryl Ulman; Deb (Mike) Stimpson; and Kathy Carr, all of Decatur; and Michelle (D’Wight) Sheets of Willshire, Ohio; four sons, David Carr; and Robert (Janet) Carr, both of Willshire, Ohio; Douglas Carr of Fort Wayne; and Donald (Connie) Carr of South Jordan, Utah; three step-sons, Thomas Paul (Sue) Krueckeberg of Decatur; Barry Wayne (Edie) Krueckeberg of Hoagland; and Jeffrey Lynn (Lydia) Krueckeberg of Akley, Minnesota; sister, Barbara (Marion) Rickard of Middlebury, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on February 18, 2019; step-son, Kent Edwin Krueckeberg in 2002; two grandchildren, Stephanie and B.J. Carr in 2001; and two brothers, Robert J. and Dennis Ellerbrock.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 1 from 12-4 p.m. at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, March 2 at Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur. Officiating will be Pastor James Voorman. Burial will be at Decatur Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the online guestbook, visit