KRUSE, Harm 1875-1945
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/24/2014 at 15:12:08
Harm Kruse Dies At Hospital
Harm Kruse from Steamboat Rock died at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown Tuesday where he had been a patient for seven days. He had been afflicted with cancer for about a year. He was 70 years old.
Funeral services will be at the home at one o'clock Saturday and later in the Baptist church at Steamboat Rock. Burial will be in the Shiloh cemetery.
Mr. Kruse as born in German township, Grundy county, July 31, 1875. He spent all of his life on a farm northwest of Wellsburg until nine years ago when he and his wife moved to Steamboat Rock.
Surviving are the wife and three sons. The sons are Albert H., John H. and Martin H. Martin has been in the armed service three years. He returned home on Wednesday. Albert lives on the home farm. One brother, Tom Kruse, lives at Parkersburg. Three brothers, one sister and one daughter preceded him in death.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 December 1945, pg 1
Funeral Services Held Saturday for Harm A. Kruse
Harm A. Kruse was born July 31, 1875 on his parent's farm 4 1/2 miles north of Wellsburg in German Township, Grundy County. As a child he attended the district school and helped with the work at his parent's home. When he became a young man he was united in marriage to Anna Sievers, February 21, 1901. The young couple moved to a farm near Parkersburg where they established their home. After seven years they moved back to the home farm, continuing in farming and raising their four children, one daughter and three sons. Here they lived 28 years, it being their own place now, but when three of their four children married, the parents decided to retire and bought a house in Steamboat Rock and moved in April, 1936.
Both enjoyed good health here until about a year ago when Mr. Kruse began to fail and consulted several doctors. It was not considered serious and he was usually up and around. But for the last month his condition grew worse and was advised to have a check-up in the hospital at Marshalltown, but his stay hardly lasted a week. He passed away on Tuesday, December 18 at the age of 70 years, four months and 18 days.
The deceased is survived by his wife and three sons, Albert and John, living on family farms north and northwest of Wellsburg, and Martin who came home from overseas, having been in service for three years, only to find that his father had passed away the day before his arrival.
Also four grandchildren, two boys and two girls survive and one brother Tom Kruse, living on a farm near Parkersburg. Many other relatives and friends mourn his departure. The one daughter, Mrs. Cornelia Harms, preceded her father in death about 3 1/2 years ago.
The Kruses were faithful members of the Evangelical St. Peter's Church near Ackley but in recent years they attended regularly at the local Presbyterian Church. Mr. Kruse will be remembered favorably as a kind, loving husband and father and as a quiet, accommodating neighbor and friend, all of whom mourn his departure. A large community here and in Grundy County joins to express their sorrow to the bereaved family, wishing for them the sustaining grace and favor our heavenly Father gives.
Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mrs. John Hayenga, Little Rock, Iowa; Mrs. Etta Christians, Mrs. Albert H. Kruse and Harm A. Kruse of Sibley, Iowa, Mrs. Menno Conraads, Mr. and Mrs. Orlynn Rehuke and daughter Gladys and Mr. and Mrs. Delford Ernst of Twin Brooks, So. Dak., Fred Schwans, Bridgewater, So. Dak.
Mrs. Alloys Wethor, Emery, So. Dak., Tom Kruse and daughter Anna, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kruse, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Kruse of Parkersburg, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Cornel Kruse, Shell Rock, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Claus Groninga and Mr. and Mrs. George Groninga of Ackley, Iowa.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 19 December 1945, pg 1
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