Obituary: Larry Kruse
He was born in Falls City, Neb., on Jan. 12, 1945, to Leo and Bertha (Gerdes) Kruse of Hamlin. Larry graduated from Fairview High School in 1963, and attended Emporia State University in 1963 and 1964.
Larry married Kathryn (Lippincott) Kruse on May 16, 1970, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairview. Most of Larry’s life, he spent farming with his dad. Larry also carried mail part-time, and worked at Wenger Manufacturing from 1995 to 2011. Some of Larry’s free time was spent riding his motorcycle, attending his grandchildren’s activities, and playing cards and going to the casino with friends.
Survivors include son Jeremy (Christy) Kruse of Wamego, their children Emma, Jack and Ellie Kate; son Jamie “Boog” (Teri) Kruse of Morrill, their children Maggie, Morganne and Jared; daughter Janie (Eric) Murk of Junction City, their dog Lily; parents Leo and Bertha Kruse of Sabetha; and his beloved Shih Tzu B.J.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Darlene Kay and Jann Louise; his wife, Kathryn (Lippincott) Kruse on Dec. 15, 2011; in-laws Creston and Nola Lippincott; and his faithful four-legged friend C.J.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha, with Andy Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Goff. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday, where the family will meet from 5 until 7 that evening. Memorials are suggested St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Hole in the Wall (for sick children), in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha, KS 66434.
The Sabetha Herald 11/21/2018