|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1930|
|Death: ||Feb., 1992|
The Rev. Donald E. Kruse,61, a resident of Mercy Hallmar, Cedar Rapids, formerly of Masonville and Dyersville, died Thursday in Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Services: 2 p.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Basilica. Burial: church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the the church, where there will be a parish Scripture service at 7 p.m. Sunday. Kramer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a brother, Gilbert, and his wife, Mary of Lynwood, Ill.; a sister, Dolores, and her husband, Robert English, of Dyersville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee and Larry; and two sisters, Virginia Kruse and Mildred Willenborg.
Born Oct. 16, 1930, in Dyersville, he was the son of Frank and Frances Engleken Kruse.
He studied at Loras College and took his theological training at Mount St. Bernard Seminary, Dubuque. He was ordained by Archbishop Leo Binz at St. Raphael's Cathedral on Feb. 4, 1956. After ordination, Father Kruse was assigned as associate pastor of St. John Parish, Waterloo. In 1958, he became associate pastor of St. Joseph, Bellevue and taught at Marquette High School; in 1963, at St. Martin Parish and Aquin High School, Cascade; and in 1968, at Blessed Sacrament Parish and Columbus High School, Waterloo. In 1972, he became pastor of St. Bridget, Postville, where he served until 1976. He was then assigned to Church of the Visitation, Stacyville, for a short time before moving to St. Michael, Nashua, where he served for six years. Father Kruse was assigned to Immaculate Conception, Fairbank, from 1982 to 1986, before moving to Immaculate Conception, Masonville, in June 1986. He served there until his retirement and then moved to Hallmar in Cedar Rapids on Nov. 13, 1990.
..Cedar Rapids IA Gazette 29FEB1992.
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