Kruse, Shirley Ann


Shirley Ann Kruse 84 of Davey passed away on April 19, 2017 peacefully at her home. Born April 10, 1933 to Paul & Bessie Lanz. In 1953 came to Lincoln to be a secretary for the Lincoln Athletic and Lincoln Chiefs Baseball Teams. She was also a secretary to the president of Midwest Steel. Shirley married LeeRoy Kruse on July 16, 1955. She was a former member of First German Congregational Church. Shirley loved to read, watch Husker Volleyball and spend time with her family. Former Member of the Women of the Moose and First German Congregational Church. Survivors include husband Lee, son Mark Kruse, daughter Michele Leaf, granddaughters Lindsey (Mitch) Stuhr and Lainie Leaf, great grandchildren Adisynne, Makenah, Keaton and Landon, brother Mickey Lanz. Preceded in death by parents. Visitation will be Sunday 12-9 with the family 6-8pm and Monday 9:30-10:30am both at the funeral home. Funeral will be Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:30am at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home with a Private Family Burial at the Davey Cemetery. Memorials to Make A Wish Foundation or Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation.

Guestbook for Kruse, Shirley Ann

1:54PM Apr 23rd, 2017
Lee & family we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Shirley was a beautiful person. I loved to get her on the phone when I called. She was a delight. And all the time we've spent with Lee the deep love they shared was so apparent. I hope to find that someday. We love you Lee.
Karry, Mike & Gloria Kultgen (Port Washington, WI)
1:27PM Apr 23rd, 2017
Lee, Mark, Michelle and family, sorry about the loss of Shirley. She was a great friend and neighbor. She ll be missed. Glad we got to see her before we left.
Conni and Neil Engelman (Davey, NE)
6:11PM Apr 22nd, 2017
Leroy... Our Sincere Sympathy!!
Donald & Sylva Finke (Lincoln, NE)
1:49PM Apr 21st, 2017
Leroy, We were so saddened to hear Shirley passed. We were hoping she could pull out. Peggy and DeAnna have kept us up to date. When Uncle Pauly died, Aunt Hazel said to me, "We have to lose so many, but how do we live without Pauly. The Lanz family came to rely on Shirley after Aunt Bessie was gone, and now how will we get along without her. Our prayers are with you.
Steve & Judy Rumbaugh (Omaha, NE)
1:09PM Apr 21st, 2017
Leroy, my heart goes out to you guys. It was so nice to see you and Shirley last summer even just for a minute. I heard all sorts of wonderful stories about you guys and the shenanigans she got into when she was young from Aunt Donna. Shirley was a beautiful lady, always kind and thoughtful. She will truly be missed. You take care of yourself. Love you guys, and will keep you in our prayers.
Tracy Walden and Family (Guthrie, OK)
8:46AM Apr 21st, 2017
Lee, my heart goes out to you and your family. Shirley was such a special lady from the time the Kruse/Kehn families met her. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to see both of you recently. God Bless and much love to all of you.
Kathy Davis (Lincoln, NE)
7:39AM Apr 21st, 2017
Your whole family was such a big part of my childhood! I will never forget the wonderful times we had together. Fishing at Harlan County, Hanging out in your room Michele, listening to Dan Fogelberg, or watching TV downstairs if I remember correctly...what i remember most was your mom making us homemade onion rings and fried zucchini! Your mom was a good cook! She will be deeply missed, I am positive she is hanging our with my grandma and grandpa, i am sure they were very happy to see her again! I Love you all so much, please let us know if there is anything we can do for you all, your parents did So Much for my mom it humbles me! Sending all of you Love and Light....
Lori Donaldson (Lincoln, NE)

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