Naomi R. Kruse, 95 of Eastport, entered into paradise Wednesday, January 8, 2020. She was born August 29, 1924 in Detroit, the daughter of Marvin and Clara (Rudduck) Dahnke.
On April 19, 1947, she married Harold E. Kruse Jr. and in 1960 they moved their family north and settled in Eastport to run the family business, Kruse’s Market.
Naomi was the rock of her family with a strong Christian faith. She led by example and was a dedicated mother and grandmother. Naomi and Harold were involved in several churches over a 50 year span including East Jordan Lutheran Church, The Calvary Lutheran Church in Elk Rapids, the Beaver Island Community Church, the First Congregational Church of Central Lake, and the Ironton Congregational Church. Being the pastor’s wife, Naomi was very active in those churches, especially at the Ironton Church. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, reading, crocheting, and needlepoint.
Surviving are her children Harold Kruse of Columbus, OH, Ruth (Jim) Allen of Eastport, Judy (Mike) Ager of Canton, MI, Cliff (Cathie) Kruse, of Sequim, WA, Ken (Cathy) Kruse of Central Lake, Bill Kruse of Eastport, Rick (Sharon) Kruse of Ann Arbor; 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, brother Dennis (Diane) Dahnke, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Harold in 2016, grandson Matt Kruse, and daughter in law Sandy Kruse.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 18, at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Central Lake with Pastor Gary Bekkering officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding SE, Ada, MI 49301.
Arrangements have been handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
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