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David Ernest Cruse
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1949
Doniphan County
Kansas, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 2012
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA

David E. Cruse, 63, St. Joseph, Missouri died Monday, October 1, 2012 at the Leavenworth VA Medical Center, Leavenworth, Kansas.

He was born August 20, 1949 to Arvin Cruse and Ernestine (Johnson) Thornton in Wathena, Kansas. Mr. Cruse was an Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Bret Thornton; and his sister, Joe Louise Cruse.

Survivors: his daughter, Twylla Skannal, Kansas City, Missouri; his son, David Bennett; four brothers, Arvin Cruse, Mark Cruse, Shawn Thornton, and Bradley Thornton, all of St. Joseph; and two sisters, Karen Cruse, Richmond, Virginia, and Trina Patrick, Seattle, Washington; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 10:00 A.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment 10:00 A.M. Monday, Leavenworth National Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Friday. The family suggests memorial gifts to help off-set funeral expenses.

Leavenworth National Cemetery
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 51, row 6, site 13
Created by: AP
Record added: Oct 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98272718
David Ernest Cruse
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