Wilfred “Fritz” Kruse, age
85, of FortBranch, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 4,
2004 after a short illness.
Fritz is survived by his
beloved wife of 58 years, Eliza Rose (Pumphrey); his devoted daughter Karen Sue
Etcovitch and her husband Irwin of Fort Branch; his
two granddaughters Sarah Elizabeth Carter (Greenwell) and her husband Craig of
Evansville; and Emily Anne Greenwell of FortBranch, all of whom loved him very much.
He was preceded by his father
Herbert in 1961 his mother Lydia in 1965, and his brother Wilbert in 1983.
Fritz was a graduate of FortBranchHigh
worked at the Emge Meat Packing from 1945 to 1950,
and subsequently dedicated himself to farming for the rest of his life. He was
a long time member of The First Presbyterian Church of Fort Branch where he had
been a Deacon, Ordained Elder, Trustee and Sunday School
Superintendent. Fritz loved people and will be sorely missed by all who had the
privilege of knowing him.
Services for Fritz will be on
March 7, 2004 at at the Stodghill Funeral
Home located on Hwy 168 West in Fort Branch, IN, Reverend Sam Sterrett will
Burial will be in WalnutHillCemetery in FortBranch.
Friends may call for
visitation from until on Saturday, March 6, 2004 at the funeral home.