In Memory of

Dolores E. Kruse

April 17, 1927 - September 21, 2020
From: Callender, IA

Callender – Dolores E. Kruse 93, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at her home.  Private Family Graveside Services will be 2:00 Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the Callender Cemetery with Pastor Greg Stano and Pastor Deb Stano officiating.  Please bring a lawn chair for yourself if needed.  Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie is serving the family.

     Delores is survived by her children, Paula Jurgensen of Callender, Alan (Sheila) Kruse of Prior Lake, MN, Jerry Kruse of Callender, and Renee (Bruce) Wafful of Clare; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband William J. Kruse; great-grandson Dustin Kruse; her parents, Henry and Julia (Urban) Fiala; sister Lois Ball; and brothers, Dale, Glenn, Robert, and Paul.

     Dolores E. Fiala was born April 17, 1927 at Moorland and graduated from Moorland High School.  On August 22, 1945 she was united in marriage to William J. Kruse.  The couple established their home in Callender where she helped her husband at Kruse Electric & Plumbing.  Dolores also was employed by the Prairie Community Hot Lunch Program in Callender.  Dolores was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Sewing Group, Cake Decorating, and a former Den Mother for Cub Scouts. 

     Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

Private Family Graveside Services
2:00 p.m. - Sunday
September 27, 2020
Callender Cemetery
Callender, Iowa
Pastor Greg Stano
Pastor Deb Stano


Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:46 PM
“My sympathies to the Kruse family! Wonderful neighbors in Callender! I remember Delores would always buy Camp Fire candy from me and she would give out great candy at Halloween! Such a nice lady!!”
- Lori (Heater)Meyer

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 8:33 AM
“Praying the God of Comfort is with all who grieve the loss of Dolores.”
- Pastor Kent and Rebecca Wallace

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 8:46 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to the Kruse family! Bless her heart! ”
- George and Kris (Jorgensen) Goldman

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 6:41 PM
“So sorry to see this! Thinking of you all and all the memories that were made!! ❤”
- Jeri Jo Ball Knutson

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM
“So sorry to hear Dolores passing . Our deepest sympathies to all her family .
Dean and Jean Birkland”
- .Jean Birkland

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