KRUSE, John J. 1879-1958
KRUSE, BUSKOHL, MEYER
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/28/2017 at 18:38:04
John J. Kruse, Longtime Colfax Resident, Dead
Funeral services were held Monday for John J. Kruse, 79, lifelong Colfax township resident, who died last Thursday in a Waterloo convalescent home.
Services for Mr. Kruse were held at 1 p.m. in the Engelkes Funeral Home at Grundy Center, and at 1:30 p.m. in the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church, Rev. Wiert Eekhoff officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were John H. Kruse, Harry Kruse, Calvin Kruse, Edwin Harberts, John E. Graves and John Heerts. Flower attendants were Mrs. Troy Anderson, Mrs. Harry Ascher and Mrs. Delores Bakker.
Mr. Kruse had been in poor health the past few years because of hardening of the arteries.
January 25 he was taken to Waterloo where he was a patient for a month at Allen Memorial hospital, and had been a patient at Woodlawn Convalescent Home for two months.
He passed away Thursday at 5:45 p.m. at the convalescent home, at the age of 79 years, 3 months, 1 day. Death was attributed to arterial sclerosis and other complications caused by his advanced age.
John J. Kruse was born January 31, 1879, at Forreston, Illinois, the son of John and Gertie Buskohl Kruse. He was a son of a family of 12 children.
When he was four years old, he came to Grundy county with his parents, brothers and sisters, and grew to manhood on the Kruse farm in Colfax township. He spent his entire active years as a farmer in Colfax township.
He was united in marriage to Lizzie Meyer on December 29, 1905, at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church. The couple farmed three miles north of Holland, where the James Kruse family now lives, until June 1, 1943, when they retired and moved to Grundy Center.
Mr. Kruse was a member of the Colfax church, which he actively served in his younger years as an officer. He became a member of the church May 6, 1917.
He resided from 1883 to 1943, a span of 60 years, in Colfax township, and from 1943 until his death in Grundy Center.
Survivors include his widow; one son, Clarence W. Kruse of Holland; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Dick D. Harberts of Grundy Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son Lucas, who died in 1938; five brothers and five sisters.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 May 1958
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