Funeral services for Mrs. Loretta Kruse, 84, of Royal, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. John Roberts will officiate the service.
Visitation will take place starting at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, with family present from 5-7 p.m.
Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.
Mrs. Kruse passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg.
Loretta June Kruse, the daughter of Frank & Alvina Sheller, was born on May 19,1928, in Algona.
On March 24, 1946, Loretta was united in marriage to E.D. Kruse Jr. of Royal. Following their marriage they farmed the family place along with their two sons, Ernest (Lynn), and Lance. Loretta and Jr. had celebrated 66 years of marriage.
Loretta was a member of the Eastern Star, Moose, and the Eagles Club.
Loretta had many hobbies. She bowled on a league for many years, loved her flowers, especially the hollyhocks, gardening, spending time traveling and dancing with Jr. Her grandchildren and two dogs, Bud and Suds, were the sparks in her eyes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; sister, Delores; and brother, Ronald.
Left to cherish her memory are son, Lynn (Sue) Kruse, and children: Brent (Jen) Kylie and Jackson Kruse of Bradenton, Fla.; Holly (Jose) Joseph and Abigail Molina of Sioux Center; and Lance (Rhonda) Kruse of Royal and their children: Jay (Megan) Savanah Kruse of Council Bluffs, Jesse (Ashley) Isla Kruse of Council Bluffs, and Josh Kruse of Royal; one niece, Elaine Henry of Circle Pines, Minn.; two nephews: Phil Henry of Mankato, Minn., and Brian Henry of Sioux Falls, S.D.; along with some very special friends.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.