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KRUSE, Gretta 1903-1981


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/9/2014 at 09:45:51

Funeral Held For Gretta Kruse, Life Resident

Miss Gretta Kruse, age 78, of 707 12th Street, Grundy Center, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 1981 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo where she had been a patient since July 29, 1981.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center Christian Reformed Church, rural Grundy Center, with the Rev. Alfred Hannink officiating.

Miss Laura Thesing sang "How Great Thou Art" and the women's quartet sang "I Spoke To The Master." They were accompanied by Mrs. Marvin Graves who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Casket bearers were Loren Kruse, Doug Kruse, Arthur Helvig, Edwin Harberts, Dennis Dolmage and John Graves. Ushers were Eldon Dieken and Joe Graves. Mrs. Joe Graves and Mrs. Ralph Moore were in charge of floral arrangements. Jack Stumberg, Joe Ross and Paul Moore provided their cars for the family's use.

Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal service for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshment.

Miss Kruse was born on April 22, 1903 in Grundy County, Iowa, the daughter of Harm and Hannah Schaa Kruse. She attained the age of 78 years, 3 months and 18 days. She spent her entire life in Grundy county. She was a member of the Lincoln Center Christian Reformed Church and was a Sunday School teacher there for many years. She was also a charter member of the Sunshine Circle.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

She is survived by three brothers: John and Calvin, both of Grundy Center, and Bert of Gilmore City and Grundy Center; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Mamie Kruse of Grundy Center; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 August 1981, pg 3


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