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KRUSE, Helmer 1877-1952


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/27/2015 at 12:31:56

Helmer Kruse Dies Suddenly

Helmer Kruse died suddenly at six o'clock Saturday morning at his home two miles north and a mile east of Wellsburg. For many years he had been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Geo. Anderson, and family. It was while he was dressing in his bedroom, ready to get up for the day that he was stricken and the end came very suddenly. He was 75 years old on the 4th of April.

Was Born on Farm Where He Died
Mr. Kruse was born on the farm where he died. He lived there all of his life excepting a few years when he and his wife resided in Wellsburg. The wife died in 1935. Soon after the death of his wife he returned to the farm home occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Anderson.

Mr. Kruse was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Kruse, among the early residents of Grundy county. He attended the school in his district. In 1902 Helmer Kruse and Coba Brower were married and they began housekeeping together on the home farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Kruse had three children. Two of them, a son and a daughter, died from scarlet fever in 1912. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. George Anderson, and one grandson. Other surviving relatives are two brothers, Jake Kruse, Little Rock; Rev. Henry Kruse, Woodbine, Iowa. One sister, Mrs. George Uhden, resides near Little Rock.

Mr. Kruse was a long time member of the Reformed church at Wellsburg and a regular attendant. He enjoyed a very wide acquaintance and was held in high regard by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held at 12:30 at the Anderson home Tuesday afternoon and later at the Wellsburg Reformed church. Rev. Edw. Jurgens was the officiating pastor. Burial was beside the wife in the cemetery adjoining the church.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 April 1952, pg 8


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