January 15, 1938 - March 20, 2015


Memorial services will be 10:30AM Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Marion Kruse who died Friday at the Centra Care Health Center in Paynesville. Pastor Yolanda Lehman will officiate. Friends and relatives may call after 9 AM on Thursday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.

Marion was born in Canby in Yellow Medicine County to Rudolph & Ella (Flohr) Steinke. She married Edward Kruse on May 15, 1957 in Aitkin. The couple lived in the Coon Rapids area and later in Milaca, where they owned and operated a service station and a small grocery store. They have lived in the St. Cloud area for 40 years.

Survivors include her husband Ed of St. Cloud; children, Pamela (Mike) Jacobson of St. Cloud; Karry (Scott) Schwankl of Elk River; Mike and Brent both of St. Cloud; Bradley of Waite Park and Jody of Sartell. She is also survived by her sister Linda Warvis of Boise, ID; 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Lorraine Carte.