This legacy scholarship was established in 2021 by Ken, Keith, and Kevin Krueger, and their families, as a tribute to their parents, Don and Verona Krueger.
Don (1932-2000) was very active at St. Matthew-Milwaukee, serving as a member of the Board of Education and for many years as church treasurer. Verona (1935-2021) was also active at St. Matthew and worked for more than 30 years at the WELS Board for Parish Schools (now WELS Commission on Lutheran Schools).
Don and Verona’s priorities were faith and then family. They demonstrated this in many ways, including sending Ken, Keith, and Kevin to Lutheran elementary and high schools. Don and Verona held Lutheran educators in high regard, according to the boys, particularly appreciating “the dedication and spirit of the pastors and teachers who dedicated their lives to the upbringing of young people.” Ken, Keith, and Kevin carried on the tradition, sending their children—Don and Verona’s eight grandchildren—to Lutheran schools as well.
This scholarship, then, comes from a place of gratitude and respect. “We want to honor Mom and Dad by establishing this scholarship to support future generations of called workers in bringing little ones (and not so little ones) to the Lord.”
Income from this scholarship endowment fund will be distributed to MLC education majors who demonstrate both scholastic merit and financial need.