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KRUSE, Martin 1897-1931

KRUSE, SIEVERS

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/24/2014 at 15:18:10

Martin Kruse Dies

Martin Kruse passed away at his home Sunday after suffering several months with tumor of the brain. He was a brother of Harm and Haje Kruse and a son of Tom Kruse of Parkersburg. He was 52 years, 3 months and 13 days old at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at one o'clock today at the Pleasant Valley Evangelical church with Rev. J. M. Krafft officiating. Interment was made in the Shiloh cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 November 1931, Section 5, pg 2

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Martin Kruse Obituary

Martin Kruse was born July 25, 1879, in German township, Grundy county, Iowa, and passed away Nov. 8, 1931, at his home in Grundy county at the age of 52 years, 3 months and 13 days.

Oct. 8, 1908, he was united in holy wedlock to Dora Sievers of German township, Grundy county, and theirs was a happy home-life. Mr. Kruse was associated with the St. Peters Evangelical church for a goodly number of years and for the last few years was a faithful member of the Evangelical church of Pleasant Valley.

He leaves to mourn his departure his sorrowing companion, three brothers, Tom of Allison, Haje and Harm of Ackley, other relatives and a host of friends. The parents and one sister, Mrs. Martin Molendorf, preceded him into eternity.

Bro. Kruse was a man of sterling character and high christian qualifications. He grew to manhood in German township, Grundy county, highly respected and loved. He was a splendid citizen, interested in the welfare of the community. He loved his church and did all he could to advance the cause of God therein. On the bed of affliction he was a very patient sufferer and often said he was ready to go to God, expressing his desire to depart and go home. His spirit has taken its flight into the great beyond to be at home with Jesus and loved ones. We shall miss him, but not forget him. We do not understand the why of it, but we take comfort in the blessed words of our Savior, when He said: "What I do now, thou knowest not, but shalt know here after." Our loss is heaven's gain and in the words of the poet we would say:
"He has gone from his dear ones,
Relatives, friends and his wife,
Whom he loved all the days of his life.
O God how mysterious, how strange are Thy ways,
To take from us this loved one, in the best of his days.
Call not back the dear departed, anchored safe where storms are o'er,
On the borderland we left him, soon to meet and part no more.
When we leave this world of changes,
When we leave this world of care,
We shall find our loved one in our Father's mansion fair."

To his now bereaved companion and relatives, who are so heavily grief-stricken, go out the deepest sympathies of the entire community.

Among those present at the funeral from abroad were the following: Haje Hayenga, wife and son Cornelius from Sibley; Tom Kruse and wife, Mrs. John Hayenga, Albert Kruse, Mrs. John Christians, from Little Rock, Iowa; Mrs. Ellen Voss, Bigelow, Minn.; Mrs. Dick Bruns and son Harm from Rushmore, Minn.; Fred Schwans and wife from Bridgewater, S. D.; Mrs. Fenno Conraads, Big Stone City, S. D.

Pallbearers were his nephews, Cornelius Kruse, Peter Kruse, Harm Kruse, Bert Molendorp, Albert Kruse, John Kruse.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 November 1931, pg 3


 

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