May 17, 1917 - Jan. 2, 2013
EDWARDSBURG, Mich. - Eugene S. Kruse, 95, of Mason Township, Edwardsburg, passed to his rest Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, while a patient at Cass County Medical Care Facility, Cassopolis.
He was born May 17, 1917, in Benton Harbor, the son of Robert E. and Corabelle (Ludy) Kruse. He grew up in the Benton Harbor area.
At the age of 18, he joined the U.S. Army and served for three years, being discharged on Dec. 7, 1939.
He was active all his life, having been in maintenance as a foreman with Williams Products of Elkhart.
His hobbies centered around his gardening, fishing and NASCAR. He was a football fan.
Eugene was married in 1940 in Bourbon, Ind., to Zanetta M. Scoville. She passed on Oct. 6, 2003.
Surviving are their children, Eugene E. (Cheryl) Kruse and Robert S. (Donna) Kruse, both of Edwardsburg. There are six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Family who preceded Eugene in death, besides his wife, were his parents; two sisters, Roberta North and Corabelle Landis; and a brother, James Victor Kruse.
Family and friends may gather from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, 26863 W. Main St., (US-12), Edwardsburg. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Reese, pastor of Hope United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Adamsville Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest by his beloved wife, Zanetta. The U.S. Army Honor Guard will reder military rites .
Memorials may be made to Cass County Medical Care Facility, 23770 Hospital St., Cassopolis, MI 49013.
Arrangements are by Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg.