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Joyce Zerelda Bauman Kruse 1934-2013


Posted By: Sharon K Hesebeck (email)
Date: 11/21/2014 at 15:20:39

Joyce Z. Kruse
September 7, 1934
September 24, 2013

Joyce Z. Kruse, age 79 of Sibley, IA died Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Faith Lutheran memorial services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday September 28, 2013 at United Methodist Church in Sibley, IA with Rev. Tim Nappe officiating.

Private family committal service will take place prior to the memorial service in the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Joyce Zerelda Kruse was born on September 7, 1934 in Sibley, IA, the daughter of George and Foy (Hoover) Bauman. She was raised in Sibley and graduated from Sibley High School.

In July of 1952, Joyce was united in marriage to Alvin Kruse. The couple farmed south of Bigelow, milked cows and had chickens, pigs and cattle. To this union four children were born, three girls and one boy.

After their youngest child started school Joyce began working for Sibley Middle School as a secretary, retiring from there after thirty-two years.

When her children were young she was active in the music boosters and other school organizations. She also accompanied for many school contests and played at many weddings and funerals.

Joyce served as church organist for Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley from the age of fourteen and continued over 60 years. She was active in the church and served as a Sunday school teacher, a church council member, a member of the Womens Group, and various committees. The last two years

Joyce was a member of Faith Lutheran Church where she continued as the church organist as well as church treasurer.

She was active in meals-on-wheels, served on the Early Childhood Iowa Empowerment Board and was a member of the Red Hats Club.

Joyce enjoyed traveling, reading, volunteering, watching the Minnesota Twins, playing a handheld Yahtzee game, cards, and doing crossword puzzles and word searches.

Joyce was a proud supporter of the Sibley Generals and was honored as “fan of the year” in 2010.

Joyce loved attending music and sporting events of her children and grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. Joyce enjoyed spending time at the Lakes with her family.

Joyce is survived by her four children, Don (wife, Teresa) Kruse of Spirit Lake, IA, Maureen (husband, Dan) Breuker of Harris, IA, DeLinda (husband, Grant) Leu of Spencer, IA and Carmen (husband, Jim) Howard of Covington, LA; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Juanita (husband, Fred) Dreessen of Inwood, IA; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Foy Bauman.

Jurrens Funeral Home


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