Elsie Kruse Obituary

Elsie L.  Kruse
Elsie L. Kruse
Elsie L. Kruse

October 18, 1924 - August 25, 2010
Born in Tracy, Minnesota
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Elsie Kruse, 85, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston from respiratory failure. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 30, at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Elsie worked in customer service at Boesen the Florist for 24 years. When she was physically able she enjoyed donating her time to help at church activities. Elsie will be remembered best for her kind heart, her love for her family, and her famous chocolate chip cookies.

Elsie is survived by her children, Kevin Kruse, David Kruse and Carol Kruse all of Des Moines, grandchildren, Megan Kruse of Maple Grove, MN, Jacob Kruse of San Diego, CA, and Alex Kruse and Emily Kruse, both of Des Moines; and her siblings, Wayne (Lois) Elliott of Shakopee, MN and Anna Mae Frahm of Mankato, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Eugene Kruse and her siblings, Leonard Elliott, Irene Erickson and Gene Elliott.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel where a vigil service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, August 29, 2010
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church
4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Monday, August 30, 2010
10:30 AM