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 Kenneth Albert Cruse

Kenneth Albert Cruse

Guide Rock, Webster County, Nebraska, USA
Death 8 Jan 1993 (aged 73)
Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Q, 0, 385
Memorial ID 541200 · View Source
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Kenneth A. Cruse, 23, born Nebraska, son of Harley & Cecile C. (Watt) Cruse, and Lena A. Gilbert, 22, born Colorado, daughter of Arthur & Freda (Mossman) Gilbert, were married October 3, 1942 at Vancouver, Clark County, WA. Lena had one prior marriage; ended by divorce. (Source: Clark County, WA Marriage License)
Chester Herald, unknown date

Kenneth Cruse, Hillsboro, Oregon, passed away Friday, January 8, 1993 at his home. He had been ill for several months. Burial services were Tuesday morning with burial in the Willamette National Cemetery near Portland, OR.

He is survived by his wife Alice; mother Cecile; two daughters, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Ken spent most of his childhood years growing up in Chester, a small town which he could not forget. Since his retirement several years ago, he and Alice made an annual trip to Chester. He and his family were interested in the Chester alumni scholarship fund, and have generously contributed to it.

During WWII he served in the Navy and was one of the survivors of the sinking of the USS Astoria.

Many people in Chester will remember Ken's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Cruse who had the bakery and cafe in Chester during the 1920's and early 30's.

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  • Maintained by: Peggy Bargen Duey
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 541200
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kenneth Albert Cruse (15 Jul 1919–8 Jan 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 541200, citing Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Peggy Bargen Duey (contributor 46873059) .