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KRUSE, Dora 1888-1947


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/24/2014 at 14:50:47

Last Rites For Mrs. Dora Kruse

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Kruse who passed away last week Wednesday were held Saturday at 1:00 o'clock at the home and later at the Second Christian Reformed Church in Wellsburg. The service was conducted by the local pastor, Rev. J. H. Rubingh. Two appropriate solos, "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder" and "Jusus Lover of My Soul," were sung by Mrs. Clarence Beecroft with Mrs. Ray Toomsen at the piano. The casketbearers, all nephews of the deceased, were John H. Kruse, Albert H. Kruse, Albert T. Kruse, Martin H. Kruse, Harm H. Kruse and Peter T. Kruse. Flower attendants were Mrs. Richard Claasen and Mrs. Louie Wulf. Interment was made in the Shiloh Cemetery in Wellsburg.

Mrs. Dora Kruse, a life time resident of this vicinity, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Sievers. She was born in German Township, north of Wellsburg, on August 24th, 1888. Her childhood years were spent with her parents on the farm.

On October 8th, 1908, she was united in marriage to Mr. Martin A. Kruse. They established their home on the farm in German Township and enjoyed wedded life together for 23 years. In the fall of 1931 her husband passed away. For a number of months she continued to reside on the farm, but in the spring of 1932, she left to make her home with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harm Kruse. After spending two years with her relatives, in June, 1934, she moved to Wellsburg. For a time she rented a home, but later had a home built for herself in the south part of the village. Here she resided until the time of her death.

Mrs. Kruse, although desiring to be active in life, in many ways suffered much physically. Time and again she submitted to serious operations. Especially in later years her bodily condition brought her much distress. All this she bore patiently, and she endeavored as best she could to continue her interests. In the last years her health steadily worsened. In the last months her sister, Mrs. Harm Kruse, first cared for her in her home, but later when her condition became ever more critical, she was taken to the Eldora hospital. Here she lingered for three and one-half weeks. She passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 11th, at 2 p.m. The cause of her death was heart ailment. She had reached the age of 58 years, 9 months and 17 days.

Mrs. Dora Kruse was a faithful and devoted member of the church. Early in life she joined the Evangelical and Reformed Church northwest of Wellsburg. After moving to Wellsburg she placed her membership with the Second Chr. Reformed Church. Although in later years for reasons of health she could not attend as much as she desired, her loving interest and concern for the work of the church was warm and genuine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sievers, her husband, Mr. Martin A. Kruse, one sister, Mrs. Fred Schwans and one brother who died in early childhood.

Surviving relatives of the deceased are one sister, Mrs. Harm Kruse of Steamboat Rock, one adopted sister, Mrs. Fennon Conraads of Twin Brooks, South Dakota, and also a wide circle of nephews and nieces. Besides her relatives, her many friends and neighbors who have known her through these past years, express their sincere and warm regard for the acquaintanceship they might have with the deceased.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 June 1947, Wellsburg News, pg 9


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