Naomi G. Kruse
Naomi G. Kruse, 93, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Wednesday May 7, 2014. She was born March 24, 1921 in Colby, WI to Alphonse and Gertrude (nee: Kaiser) Schmitt. Naomi moved from Colby, WI to Evanston following graduation to work as a restaurant hostess and nanny where she met and married Harry. They settled in Des Plaines for a period before moving to Grayslake in 1971. She was a member of St. Gilbert Church for over 40 years. Naomi was an accomplished seamstress and loved to crochet and knit. Naomi is survived by her husband of 65 years, Harry, her children Nancy (Ed) Sanaghan, Don (Kathy), Steve (Sibby), Bob (Katie), Tom (Kathy), and Mary (Lou) Lettenmair, her 22 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and her siblings Emery (Rita) Schmitt, Mark (Delores) Schmitt, Linus (Joan) Schmitt, Tim (Suzie) Schmitt, Mercedes Lang, Germaine (Fred) Redmann, Mary Ann (Ted) Scanlon, and Verjean Kunze. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Rita Peterson, Maude Kocian, Carmen Fosdick, Pamela Schmitt, and Blanche Zera, and a brother Roman Schmitt. A visitation is scheduled for Monday May 12, 2014 from 4:00P.M. until 7:00P.M. with a memorial service commencing at 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel 410 E. Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL, 60030, with a memorial mass and inurnment to be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Church 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.