KRUSE, Jennie 1876-1930
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Date: 9/6/2012 at 09:10:19
Pneumonia Attack Proves Fatal to Miss Jennie Kruse
Services Were Held Wednesday With Large Gathering in Attendance
Jennie Kruse died last Sunday, at the home of her sister, Mrs. John C. Abels, a mile east of the Drake church, where she was visiting from her home in Grundy Center.
She suffered first with a chill, which developed into pneumonia, ending in death after an illness of about two weeks.
The funeral was held on Wednesday of this week at 1 o'clock from the John C. Abels home, with services later at the Drake church, with the pastor, Rev. John E. Drake in charge, assisted by Rev. H. N. Gerdes of Lincoln Center and Rev. F. W? of Bristow.
The pall bearers were Harm J. Kruse, A. J. Kruse, John J. Kruse, John C. Abels, Dick Harberts and George Graves.
Interment was in the Drake church cemetery.
Among those present from abroad were an uncle, Wessel Buskohl, of Parkersburg, aged 92, with his wife and son Harm and daughter Jennie, Mr. and Mrs. H. Stuckenberg of Aplington, and Mr. and Mrs. Simon Peters of Parkersburg.
Jennie Kruse, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kruse, was born on February 27, 1876, at Forreston, Ill., coming from there with her parents in 1882. She lived on the old home farm in Colfax township until 1910, when she with her parents and brother, moved to Grundy Center.
With tender care and self-sacrifice she cared for her parents until both had passed out of life, when she and her brother Conrad kept house together.
Just two weeks ago she visited with her sister, Mrs. J. C. Abels. During the night she had a chill, which soon developed into pneumonia. Occasionally it seemed that hope might be held for a change, but other complications set in.
She passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 18th, at the age of 54 years, 2 months and 21 days.
She was a faithful member of the Colfax Presbyterian church.
Miss Kruse possessed rare qualities to make lasting friends. She was a loving character, always ready to serve when even at great self denial and sacrifice to herself. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from now on and they shall rest from their labors."
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 21 May 1930
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