Frank Kruse

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Frank Kruse

Funeral services for Mr. Frank Kruse, 81, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Michael Hyde will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday.

Burial will be at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. The family requests no flowers.

Mr. Kruse passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer.

Frank Howard Kruse, the son of Ivan and Ruby (DeMar) Kruse, was born Oct. 31, 1930, in the Peterson area of Clay County, Ia. He attended country schools for his early education and later graduated from Royal Consolidated High School in 1949. After enlisting in the U.S. Navy, he served for four years as a radarman. He was assigned to the destroyer escort LeRay Wilson, operating in the Pacific Ocean. After receiving his honorable discharge, he returned to farming on his family farm.

Frank married Marilyn Hughes of Spencer, Ia. in 1960, and they began their life together in O'Brien County, where he continued farming until 2010, when they moved to Spencer.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers: John and Billy.

Left to treasure his memory are his wife of 52 years, Marilyn; two daughters: Kathleen and her husband, Dan Swanson of South St. Paul, Minn., and Sue and her husband, Roy Higgins of Oakley, Calif.; three sons: Stuart of Spirit Lake, Ia., Ned of Sutherland, Ia. and Ben of Spencer; also included are six grandchildren; two brothers: Ivan of Spencer, Ia. and Paul of Peterson, Ia.; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.