KRUSE, Conrad 1906-1975
KRUSE, KNOCK, VANTIGER
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/11/2014 at 07:37:35
Funeral Tuesday At Colfax For Conrad Kruse
Conrad E. Kruse, 68, formerly of Grundy Center, was found dead Friday at his home at 720 Hartman Avenue, Waterloo.
An autopsy determined that he died of two self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head. A 22-caliber revolver was found near his body.
Waterloo police said that Kruse apparently had been dead for about a week when a relative, who had become concerned about his whereabouts, found the body.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church. Rev. Wiert Eckhoff officiated, assisted by Rev. Calvin Vanderwerf.
Mrs. Tom Simms sang "Just As I Am" and "The Old Rugged Cross". She was accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Raymond Hinders, who also played selected prelude and postlude numbers.
Pallbearers were Steve Taylor, Dennis Stacy, Dale and Neil MacNaughton, and Richard C. and Dennis D. Kruse. Mrs. Benjamin Groote and Mrs. Claradean Harrenstein were in charge of flowers. Ushers were Harm G. Hook and Milf Meyer.
Burial was in the Colfax Center cemetery.
Kruse was born June 17, 1906 in Colfax township, Grundy county, Iowa, the son of Henry J. and Elizabeth Knock Kruse.
He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Rebecca VanTiger October 26, 1927 in Holland, Iowa by Rev. J. E. Drake. They farmed, and he was a local stock buyer in Grundy Center for many years. His wife died February 27, 1945.
In 1950 he moved to Waterloo, where he had been a salesman for the past several years.
He is survived by two sons, Dean of Cedar Falls and Harlan of Marshalltown; also two brothers, Arnold of Toledo and Vernon of Park Ridge, Ill., three sisters, Mrs. Harold (Lillian) Shaw of Oxnard, Calif., Mrs. Chester (Mabel) Brockway of Park Ridge, Ill., and Mrs. Allan (Eunice) McNaughton of Marshalltown; also seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother and one sister.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 June 1975, pg 6
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