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Stuart Kruse

October 24, 1962 - September 12, 2017
From: Spirit Lake, IA | Originally: Royal, IA
Stuart Kruse

Stuart Kruse

Born: October 24, 1962
Died: September 12, 2017
Age: 54

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  Stuart Frank Kruse, the son of Frank and Marilyn (Hughes) Kruse, was born October 24, 1962 in Spencer, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in Royal, where he received his education from Clay Central Community Schools.

    After his schooling he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.  Following his discharge, he moved back to Royal he worked at IBP in Storm Lake.  He later moved to Sioux City and worked at John Morrell for a few years.  Stuart moved back to Royal and worked for Prentice Backhoe and later at Hardees in Sheldon, Iowa.  He moved to Spirit Lake, Iowa, where he worked for Pure Fishing for the last 15 years, until his health declined, forcing him to retire.

     Stuart loved to make people laugh and had a great sense of humor.  He also enjoyed cruising in his new Camero and chasing down “Curb Gold” on cleanup days and going to garage sales.

     He passed away at the Hawkeye Care Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the age of 54.  Stuart was preceded in death by his parents.

     Stuart is survived by two sisters: Kathleen and her husband, Dan Swanson of South St. Paul, MN and Sue and her husband, Roy Higgins of Oakley, CA; two brothers: Ned of Sutherland, IA and Ben of Spencer; special friends Sharon and Ken Roth of Milford, IA; several nieces and nephews; other relatives, many friends and his dog, “Chipper”. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer, Iowa

Pastor Greg Jorgensen
Rick Burgeson
Tim Rozenboom
Dave French
Eric Dolphin
Tony Umscheid
Ron Nelson

Jerrod Lundberg
Craig Manning
Tony Trierweiler
Mike Heller
Brad Pullen
Steve Olson
Ivan Kruse

Will begin at 5:00 P.M. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer
"Amazing Grace"
"Hark The Herald Angels Sing"
By The Congregation
led by Pastor Greg Jorgensen

"Hysteria" by Def Leopard
North Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

The family wishes to invite people to the Royal Community Center for a time of food and fellowship following the burial.


Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12:11 PM
“Stuart was one-in-a-million! He loved to laugh, and to make others laugh. He made a difference in the world by being a good and genuine human being. Stuart was kind to all and was a dedicated worker in our company for many years. He will be dearly missed, and we are all better for having known him!! Prayers and blessings to his family and friends.”
- Shelly Krause
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:15 AM
“Stu, listening to his prayers(just talking to his best friend) in Bible study or away revealed a unique Man of God! Everything improved by Inviting Jesus into his heart.”
- Jeannie Johnson-Sterler
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8:31 AM
“So sorry to hear about Stu's passing. ”
- Becky Knight
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 8:52 PM
“So sorry Stuart has passed. He never failed to make me laugh. He will be missed.”
- Wade Dolphin
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:33 PM
“Kathleen, Sue, Ned and family,

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you! Brenda and Steve Golay ”
- Brenda Golay (Kruse-maiden)
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 1:43 PM
“My dear Stu! You helped me so much deal with things happening in my life. I don't feel like I ever thanked you enough. Your laugh blessed me so much! I will miss you so much but I look forward to seeing you again in Heaven. I love you Stu! My trips to CTCA will never be the same.”
- Darlene Printz
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 1:43 PM
“To Stu's family My deepest sympathy. The joy of his laughter is misses in our neighborhood! I am sure he is now entertaining many friends and loved ones in his new home”
- Carole Lochmiller
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 10:45 AM
“Thinking of you and remembering with a smile this "one of a kind" soul.”
- Angie Hagedorn
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 9:08 PM
“You were one of a kind Stuart your contagious laugh lightened up the room will miss you cousin you are now pain free and with your parents ”
- Jamie L Kruse
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:32 PM
“Sue Kathleen Ben and Family I am so sorry for your loss.”
- Fern Falline
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 4:50 PM
“Big brother I will miss your laugh I will miss your wild style your adventures searching for curb gold I know you are free from pain and sitting on a porch with the folks now”
- Sue higgins
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