Back: Harry Kruse, Carl Arthur Kruse, Ed Kruse
Front: Chris Ehrichs, Marie Ehrichs, Anna (Schroeder - Kruse) Ehrichs
Marie (Ehrichs) Hagedorn holding Charles Edward Kruse
Marie was a half-sister to Harry Kruse, Carl Arthur Kruse, Edward Kruse
She married Lewis Hagedorn and they were the parents of Robert, Roger, Mary Ann Brandt, Raymond.
Back: Bertha (Schroeder) Ehrichs, Annie Schroeder
Front: Ella Kruse
I recently received an obituary with the return e-mail address of "volunteer contributor" but no name or other identifying information.
While I appreciate receiving Manning connected information and obituaries, I am very cautious with anonymous or unsigned sourced information.
For over 22 years I have protected the e-mail addresses and contact information I have of people who I work with. The only way I give out their contact information to another person is first getting permission. So you don't have to worry about me sharing your addresses/e-mails/phone numbers with anyone - without your permission.
I followed the newspaper name, at the bottom of the obituary, with an Internet search and found the exact same obituary, so I know it is fully legitimate.
I responded 2 times to the anonymous person, hoping that they would get back to me but so far No response. I am hoping they, or someone else in the family would be able to help me with military pictures and information for Willis Kruse - the former Manning citizen featured in the obituary.
I did not have Willis' name in my Manning Veterans' database, or any pictures, but I do have some school related pictures and information about him.
Even though he passed away 12 years ago, I'm going to make a tribute for him, like I do with every other Manning connected person who passes away (at least those who I find out about).
Maybe it will inspire a Kruse relative to contact me and help me with military information to use in the Manning Veterans' History Book.
I added more school information to his original obituary.
WILLIS H. KRUSE age 70, a fifteen year resident of Banning, California, passed away March 19, 2006.
Born on March 3, 1936, in Manning, Iowa. He was a resident of Bloomington for 25 years and recently of Banning, California, for the past 15 years. He was employed as a production clerk for 37 years, retiring from Alumax Alum. Co.
Willis served as an Airman Second Class US Air Force for 4 1/2 years.
He attended Iowa No. 8 Country School in Crawford County, and was a 1954 graduate of Manning High School; holding the fastest high school track record for many years, played football, and was a scout master in Boys Scouts of America.
Survivors include his spouse, Sharon S. Kruse; daughters, Debra A. White of Redlands, California, and Jennette M. Peterson of Yucaipa, California; sons, William A. Kruse of Edmond, Oklahoma, Robert W. Kruse of Banning, California, David G. Kruse of Mira Loma, California, James A. Kruse of Mesa, Arizona; brother, Arthur J. Kruse, Wisconsin; sister, Darlene Anderson, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by parents, Carl Arthur Kruse and Amanda A. Jentzen of Manning, Iowa.
Visitation will be held on March 28, 2006, from 5-9 PM at Acheson & Graham. Funeral will be on March 29, 10 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 12776 Sixth St., Yucaipa, California.
Burial will follow at Riverside National Cemetery, Staging Area #2 at 1:15 PM.
Back: Ray Walder coach, Roland Valentine, Allan Eich, Pete Petersen,
William Richards, Jack Mohr, Duane Monson, Wayne Vennink, Larry Gillespie head coach
Middle: Richard Mullennax, Willis Kruse, Dick Zerwas, Roger Nielsen, Roger Vollstedt, Deanes Rowedder, Russell Spies, Larry Kasperbauer
Front: Gary Nady, Fredric Dethlefsen, Merlin Ramsey, Robert Neubaum, Art Zerwas, Richard Rix, Alan "Goose" Vennink, Claus Bunz, Lowell Stribe, Kenneth Graves, Raymond Christensen
1945 Iowa No. 8