LOUIS GENE KRUSE...
was born on April 28, 1950 to Louis and Henrietta (Wolf) Kruse in Sheldon, Iowa. He was raised on the farm near Melvin, Iowa. At age four, his family moved to a farm near Little Rock, Iowa where he attended school through the eighth grade. In 1968, the family moved to the Edgerton and Leota, Minnesota area where they rented various acreages before settling on a farm north of Hardwick, Minnesota. Gene remained on the farm for the rest of his life and was a livestock farmer; raising sheep, cows, and farrowing pigs for many years. Over the course of his career, Gene became very knowledgeable about the feed, drugs and other general care for his animals. In his later years, his health began to fail. On May 7, 2013 Gene died peacefully at his home at the age of 63 years and 9 days.
Gene attended the United Methodist Church in Luverne, Minnesota. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan. He loved to watch action movies, including Star Trek, Star Wars, Rambo, and Clint Eastwood films. He enjoyed attending air shows and getting together with his family. Gene was a simple man with a lot of love for his family and the animals that he took care of on a daily basis.
Gene is remembered by his nieces and nephews, Cheryl (Mike) Kruse, Charlene Kruse, Daryl (Shirlene) Kruse, David (Kristina) Kruse, Lorie (Harlan) Kruid, Lorin (Jami) Kruse, Chellsea (Alex) Kruse, Becky (Kevin) Faaborg, Linette (Jeff) Eischens, Shelly (John) Haack, Robert Dale Kruse, and Deb (Ivan) VanSurksum; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; Donna Kruse; and other family. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James and Robert; and his sister-in-law, Lorenza Kruse.