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Lucille Kruse, 95

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Lucille Kruse, age 95 of Norwalk and formerly of Waucoma, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at Edencrest at the Legacy in Norwalk.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waucoma with the Rev. Nick Radloff celebrating the Mass. 

Interment was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Waucoma with Aaron Kruse, Craig Kruse, Michael Kruse, Eric Seitz, Mark Semrad, and Scott Hagen serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis and Glenda Schmitt, Dean and Cheryl Schmitt, Carl and Mandy Kriener, Joann and Don Wurzer, Angie Busta, Agatha Busta, Bonnie Hageman, Kim and Randy Tieskotter, and Alan and Ann Wenthold.

Friends greeted the family from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the Mass at the church on Monday.

Lucille Angela (Hageman) Kruse, daughter of Nick and Rosalia (Imoehl) Hageman was born Oct.  5, 1926, in Winneshiek County near Festina. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church in Festina. She received her education at St Mary’s School in Festina.

On October 25, 1950, Lucille was united in marriage to John Kruse. To this union, four children were born. They farmed in the area for 54 years. 

Lucille was a member of St Mary’s Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Rosary and Altar Society, Jolly Old Timers and several card clubs.

Lucille was compassionate, determined, resilient, and selfless! She received great joy from sharing her gifts of time and talent with those in need. 

She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and board games. Hobbies included bingo, quilting, embroidering, flower and vegetable gardening, cooking, baking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Lucille is survived by three children, Kenneth (Marsha Nierling) Kruse of Burr Oak, Verna (David) Seitz of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Jean (Ted) Lare of Cumming; grandchildren, Lisa and Scott Hagen, Lois and Chris Kellett, Sharon Kuennen, Aaron and Michelle Kruse, Craig and Tracy Kruse, Michael Kruse and Jeanne Skillings, Eric and Amber Seitz, Nicole and Mark Semrad, Melissa and Tim Peterson, and Keegan and Jill Lare; great-grandchildren, Kaelyn Hagen, Nathan Hagen, Megan Frazer, Josh Frazer, Brandon Frazer, Christian Kellett, Callie Kellet, April Kruse, William Kruse, Carson Kruse, Dominic Seitz, Elizabeth Seitz, Isabella Semrad, Emma Peterson, Brooke Peterson, Madelyn Peterson and Ashton Lare; two sisters, Dolores Kuennen of Sumner, and Sister Joan Hageman FSPA, La Crosse, Wisconsin; son-in-law, Martin Kuennen; and two sisters-in-law, Pat Hageman and Elaine Hageman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Kruse in 2005; daughter, Carol Kuennen in 2019, sisters, Florentina Hageman, Rita Wenthold, Vera Kriener; brothers, Marcellinus Hageman, Edwin Hageman, Ermin Hageman, Quentin Hageman and Victor Hageman.

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