Vivalea M. Kruegel, 86, of Alton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
She was born Sept. 12, 1929, the daughter of Marie Lanier.
Vivalea married Richard “Dick” I. Kruegel on Sept. 17, 1955, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 2006.
Vivalea was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton and retired from Met Life after 38 years of service. She also loved traveling and camping with her husband and spending the winter in Texas.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews, and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Powell.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Father John Luong OMV as celebrant.
Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Godfrey.
Memorials may be made to Masses.
Online tributes and guestbook can be found at www.staten-fine.com.