KRUSE, James L. 1951-1973
KRUSE, PATERNI, UNDERWOOD
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/14/2014 at 19:25:26
Former Grundy Man Killed In Cycle Accident
A 21-year-old former Grundy Center man, James L. Kruse, died at 5:35 p.m. Thursday in a Davenport hospital of injuries sustained three hours earlier in a motorcycle-car accident in Davenport.
Kruse was driving the motorcycle which struck a car backing from a driveway Thursday afternoon. The car was driven by Karen Cole, 18, of Davenport.
He was a sophomore student at Palmer Chiropractic School in Davenport.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church of rural Holland with the church's pastor, Rev. Jerry Van Curler, and Rev. Robert Wallinga of Morningside Reformed Church, Sioux City, officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Special music for the service was provided by Mrs. Robert Wallinga, who sang "Wonderful Peace" and "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." accompanied by Mrs. Fred Verdoorn; Mrs. Lillian Dieken played selected numbers on the organ for the prelude and postlude.
Pall bearers were Mike Chrane, Jac Coverdale, Mike Kamm, Tim Wrage, Paul Stephenson and Bruce High.
Mrs. Jake Hemmen and Mrs. Eldon Klaassen were in charge of floral arrangements, and Harm G. Hook, Milf Meyer and C. B. Sonnenberg were ushers.
Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
James L. Kruse was born June 11, 1951, at Waterloo, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kruse, then of Holland, and now residents of Sioux City.
He was a 1969 graduate of Grundy Center Community School.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Mark, also a student at Palmer Chiropractic School in Davenport; two sisters, Gail and Ruth, both at home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Paterni, Grundy Center; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rosalie Underwood, Dunedin, Florida.
The family has established a memorial fund at the Palmer School of Chiropractic in escrow until Mark Kruse completes his training there. At the time Mark sets up his own chiropractic office the memorial fund will be used to provide an item of equipment which will be a memorial from his brother James.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 May 1973, pg 1 and 8
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