Marian Kruse

Marian Kruse, 78, of Storm Lake, died July 31, 2017 at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 4, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake. Burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Marian’s name. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. 

Marian Bolte was born Jan. 27, 1939 in Strom Lake the daughter of Fritz and Lena (Brummer) Bolte.

On May 7, 1939, Marian was baptized at home by Reverend G. Thor Haller. She was later confirmed at St. John’s Evangelical Church on June 8, 1952 by Reverend Walter Keiker.

Marian attended school at Lincoln Township #7 and later Truesdale Consolidated, graduating high school on May 16, 1956.

On April 9, 1967, Marian was united in marriage to Wayne Kruse at St. John’s United Church of Christ. Together they were blessed with one son, Kevin.

Marian devoted her life to being a farm wife. She was always willing to help Wayne and Kevin with all the farming activities. Marian enjoyed crocheting, sewing, canning and especially gardening. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake where she was a Sunday school trustee. Marian also worked at North Lake Manor in Storm Lake for eight years. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Wayne Kruse of Storm Lake; son, Kevin Kruse of Storm Lake (special friend, Val Ludwig of Fort Dodge); grandson, Keegan Kruse of Storm Lake; three step-grandchildren: Josh, Jeremy and Jennifer; brother, Henry (Marilyn) Bolte; sister, LeAnna Bolte; extended family and friends.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dorothy; brother, Ervin; and daughter-in-law, Teresa Kruse.