Funeral services for William "Bill" Kruse, Sr., age 85, of Winnetoon, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Christ Lutheran Church in Bazile Mills, Nebraska. Reverend Terry Huber will officiate, with burial in Christ Lutheran Cemetery in Bazile Mills.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton, Nebraska.
Bill died Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Avera Creighton Hospital.
William Christ "Bill" Kruse, Sr., son of William George and Lottie (Menger) Kruse, was born November 9, 1936. He attended rural school near the family home. On June 17, 1956, Bill was united in marriage to Beulah Miller at Christ Lutheran Church in Bazile Mills. They were blessed with five children, William Jr., Cinda, Rick, Pamela, and Janet.
Bill and Beulah farmed north of Winnetoon for many years. He was a lifetime member of Christ Lutheran Church in Bazile Mills.
Bill is survived by his wife, Beulah; children, Junior (Bernita) Kruse of Creighton, Cinda (Joe) McDermott of Oto, Iowa, Rick Kruse of Winnetoon, Pamela Geu of Emerson, and Janet Witzel of Schuyler; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and sister, Edna (Glen) Miller of Page.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lottie Kruse; sisters, Wilma (Carl) Suhr and Selma (Robert) Jensen; father and mother-in-law, Roland and Agnes Miller; brothers-in-law, Freddie Miller and Earl Slattery; and sister-in-law, Ruth Jensen.