I n 1901, Emil O. Krueger started work as an Intern with Nusbaum Furniture and Undertaking in Merrill. After completing his studies in Philadelphia, PA, he passed his State Board Exam and became a Funeral Director in 1907. In 1914, he opened Krueger Funeral Home in Merrill. Emil's son, Norbert E. Krueger graduated from the University of Minnesota - Mortuary Science Division, and continued the family business in Merrill. Emil O. Krueger's youngest son, Emil H. Krueger, attended the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science and became a Funeral Director in 1944. He worked with his brother Norbert, and in 1947, moved to Tomahawk permanently where he was employed with Nick and Sons Funeral Home. Krueger & Sons Funeral Home was established in 1970. Emil H. Krueger's son - James M. Krueger attended the Wisconsin institute of Mortuary Science and became a Funeral Director in 1970. Emil's youngest son - John K. Krueger attended Milwaukee Technical College - Mortuary Science Division and became a Funeral Director in 1977. James and John purchased the Krueger & Sons Funeral Home from their father in 1986. John's daughter - Karen L. Krueger attended Milwaukee Technical College - Mortuary Science Division and graduated in May 2007. Karen marks the fourth generation of the Krueger Family in the Funeral Profession. In January 2010, John Krueger became sole owner of the newly named Krueger Family Funeral Home following the retirement of his brother, James.