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Jessie Kruse

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

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Funeral services for Jessie Kruse, 96, of Spencer, will be held at 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at First English Lutheran Church of Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral service.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Jessie passed away Sunday, April 20, 2008, at Spencer Hospital.

Jessie Marie Kruse, the daughter of Hugh and Rena (Madsen) Ewing, was born Sept. 27, 1911, in Spencer. Her childhood years were spent in Spencer, where she received her education, graduating from Spencer High School in 1929.

Jessie married Floyd Kruse on Jan. 27, 1930, in Emmetsburg. Following their marriage, they moved to a farm north of Peterson and then to southwest of Royal and later to a farm south of Moneta and during that time, she worked at Hartley Creamery for 10 years. In 1970, they retired from farming to Spencer due to Floyd's failing health. She worked at Spencer Hospital for 19 years until her retirement. Jessie was a past member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Royal and was currently a member of First English Lutheran Church in Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd on Nov. 8, 1975; two sisters: Ruth Purinton and Betty Kabrick; and two brothers: Vern and Ernest Ewing.

Jessie is survived by her children: Jim Kruse and wife, Barbara of Greeley, Colo., Sharon Reedstrom and husband, Lowell of North Mankato, Minn., and Tom Kruse and wife, Monica of Carroll; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a niece Lavonne Kephart of Spencer.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.