Agnes C. Kruse
Agnes C. Kruse, 91, of Mt. Pleasant died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Park Place Elder Living.
A visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, beginning after noon at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel. The Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. A Christian vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Houghton, with the Rev. Gary Beckman, celebrant. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a general memorial has been established. Online condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.
Born July 16, 1921, in Ft. Madison, she was the daughter of Edward and Adelaide (Bendlage) Mansheim. She attended Scrub Oak and Sawyer country schools. On April 22, 1941, she married Lawrence Kruse at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ft. Madison. He preceded her in death.
She enjoyed maintaining a vegetable and flower garden and cooking, baking, canning and freezing the harvest of her vegetable garden. She also enjoyed playing cards.
A member of St John’s Catholic Church, she belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society, and the Daughters of Isabella. She also belonged to a sewing and quilting group in Houghton. She was also active in a square dance club.
Survivors include six children, Wayne (Margaret) Kruse of La Canada, Calif., Larry (Jean) Kruse of Donnellson, Vic (Linda) Kruse of Salem, Chuck (Laurie) Kruse of Cypress, Texas, Margie (Ken) Bodensteiner of Marion, and Ginny (Rocky) Roland of Bastrop, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Westfall of Ft. Madison, and Alice Snyder of Burlington; and a brother, Ed (Iris) Mansheim of Ft. Madison.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband; a daughter, Patricia Kruse; a grandson; a sister, Betty Meierotto; and a brother, Robert Mansheim.