THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gail E. Kruse, Sr.
Friends called at St. Casimir Church, Krakow on Monday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at noon, for Gail E. Kruse, sr., 89, of Oconto Falls.
Fr. Finian Zaucha, O.F.M. presided and Fr. James Esser, O.F.M. concelebrated. Full military honors were conducted by the Pulaski area veterans and burial took place in the parish cemetery. He passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21 at a Green Bay hospital.
The son of George and Fern (Prue) Kruse was born Nov. 17, 1923 in Green Bay. A United States Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion, Post #2930 Portage.
On Jan. 13, 1947 he married Martha Kaczorowski and the couple farmed in the Town of Morgan until their retirement. He spent many Sundays on his sailboat and also enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He liked going to auctions and casinos and watching football on television.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Martha; seven sons and two daughters, Gail, jr. (Donna) Kruse and Sue Worm, both of New London, James Kruse of Oconto Falls, Richard (Geri) Kruse of Curran, Mi., Gordon (Carolyn) Kruse of Evans, Ga., Linda (Melvin) Much of Marion, Ronnie (June) Kruse of Lena, Lee Roy (Diane) Kruse of Oconto Falls and David (Kelly) Kruse of Chesterfield, Mi.; 27 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Kruse of Luxemburg and Donald Kruse of Green Bay and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Faith; a daughter-in-law, Linda Kruse; a brother and sister-in-law, George and June Kruse and a sister-in-law, Joan Kruse.