Verda M. Kruse, 93, of FortBranch, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton.
Born Feb. 14, 1917 in FortBranch, she was the daughter of William and Anna (Hasselbrinck) Kuester.
Verdie was a member of the St. Lucas United Church of
Christ in FortBranch and was a member of the St. Lucas Guild. She co-owned the Smart Shop in
FortBranch with her sister, Velma Kruse. She loved to quilt, bake, cook, and she
especially loved her grandchildren.
She is survived by 3 children, Beth Ann
Kruse of Haubstadt, IN, Terry (Mavis) Kruse, and Alan (Nancy) Kruse all of Fort
Branch, IN, a sister, Velma Kruse of Fort Branch, IN, a sister in-law, Velma Kuester of Fort Branch, IN, 7 grandchildren, Rick Kruse,
Darla Barton, Krista DeVoy, Kent Dix, Kathy Rodgers,
Kelly Boes, and Tim Kruse, and 17 great
She was preceded in death by her parents;
husband, Clarence C. Kruse on Oct. 13, 1960, brothers, Elmer, Raymond, Earl, DarvinKuester; and a sister, Viola Graper.
Funeral services will be at Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at St. Lucas United Church of Christ in FortBranch with Pastor John Heumann
officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 at Stodghill Funeral Home
located on Ind. 168 West in FortBranch.