Ruth Kruse


Ruth A. Kruse, 92, widow of a Great Plains Conference clergy and diaconal minister. Born October 26, 1930; died December 13, 2022.

She married the Rev. Lowen Kruse in 1956. He served former Nebraska Conference churches in Shelton, Custer County, Norfolk, Lincoln and Omaha First. As a diaconal minister, she served three United Methodist Churches as director of United Ministries of Northeast Omaha.

Rev. Lowen Kruse, a state legislator from 2001-2009, died November 24, 2017.

Survivors include her children, Douglas Kruse and Jorika Stockwell; and two granddaughters.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 2, at Omaha First UMC. Memorials can be sent to Immigrant Legal Center, 4223 Center, Omaha NE 68105.

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