Harry G. Kruse

Harry G. Kruse, 96, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Friday August 15, 2014. He was born July 4, 1918 in Des Plaines, IL to Harry E. and Frieda (nee: Busse) Kruse. Harry was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Naomi (nee: Schmitt). Harry married Naomi in 1948 in Chicago following serving in the Army in WWII. They settled in Des Plaines in 1948 before moving to Grayslake in 1971. He and Naomi were members of St. Gilbert Church in Grayslake. Harry was very proud of his Army service in Europe and North Africa in World War II and was an avid sports fan. Harry was known for his good nature, kind smile, and loved visiting with his family. Harry is survived by his children Nancy (Ed) Sanaghan, Don (Kathy), Steve (Sibby), Bob (Katie), Tom (Kathy), and Mary (Lou) Lettenmair, his 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers Howard “Bud” and Dalton. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a memorial service commencing at 7:00 pm at Strang Funeral Chapel 410 E. Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030, with an inurnment to be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Colby, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

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