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Stella Elizabeth Kruse

October 12, 1918 May 11, 2019
Stella Elizabeth Kruse
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Obituary for Stella Elizabeth Kruse

Stella Kruse, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and faithful servant of the Lord passed away May 11, 2019 in the comfort of her home.

Born October 12, 1918 in Angelus, Kansas, to Peter and Margaret Stephens, Stella was the fifth of thirteen children. She grew up a hardworking farm-girl in western Kansas. Stella graduated from Mercy Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1945. She married Joseph Kruse on June 26, 1948. Joseph and Stella lived in Denver before they relocated to a larger home in Littleton in 1952, to accommodate their growing family.

Stella was a member of St. Mary Catholic Parish for 68 years. Stella enjoyed playing cards, baking, canning, gardening watching sports, making rosaries and crocheting or knitting baby blankets and lap afghans. She loved spending time with her family, especially the traditional Sunday morning breakfast, where stories would bring out her gentle laugh and quick smile.

Stella is preceded in death by her husband Joseph, all of her siblings, and grandson Stephen.

She is survived by 6 children, 15 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.
Carl Kruse (Deborah) and their children Christine (Brian Tippett) and great grandchildren Campbell & Cooper; Stephanie Kruse; Greg Kruse(Anne) and great grandchildren Sophie, Katie, Teddy and Baby Boy due in August: and Andy Kruse (Heather) and great grandchildren Adam, Matthew & Samantha.
Margaret Kruse;
Carolyn (Kevin Raleigh) and their children Kevin Raleigh (Gretchen); Mark Raleigh (Morgan) and great granddaughter Norah; Monica (Reagan Passant) and great granddaughter Penelope; and Nick Raleigh
Keith Kruse (Colleen), and his children Kristopher Kruse (Amiee), Jennifer Kruse, Emily Kruse and Sarah Kruse.
Robert Kruse (Patricia) and their children Charley Kruse (Ann), Henry Kruse and Elizabeth Kruse.
And Mom’s Best Caregiver in the World, Mary Ann Kruse.

Memorial gifts/donations may be made in Stella's memory to:

• “The Capuchin Province of St. Conrad”
Mail to: 3613 Wyandot Street, Denver, CO 80211

• The Saint Mary Capital Campaign for the building project -
“St. Mary Capital Campaign” (Memo - IMO Stella Kruse)
Mail to: St. Mary Catholic Parish
c/o Joe Zimmerman
6853 S. Prince Street, Littleton, CO 80120


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Upcoming Events

Graveside

Monday

20

May

9:00 AM 5/20/2019 9:00:00 AM - 9:30 AM 5/20/2019 9:30:00 AM
Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80235

Please meet at Staging area "A" at 8:45 AM for procession to Shelter "A".

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 Colorado
United States

Previous Events

Recitation of the Rosary

Wednesday

15

May

7:00 PM 5/15/2019 7:00:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Church

6853 South Prince Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120

Viewing will be held prior to the Rosary.

St. Mary Catholic Church
6853 South Prince Street Littleton 80120 Colorado
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

16

May

10:30 AM 5/16/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 5/16/2019 11:30:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church

6853 South Prince Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120

There will be a lunch reception following the Mass in the lower level of the church in Marian Hall.

St. Mary Catholic Church
6853 South Prince Street Littleton 80120 Colorado
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fort Logan National Cemetery Final Resting Place

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80235

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 Colorado
United States
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