Posted: Monday, April 02, 2001

Merle H. Kruse

Former Juneau resident Merle H. Kruse died March 25, 2001, in Spokane, Wash. He was 91.

He was born Aug. 1, 1909, in Rockford, Wash. He moved to Juneau in 1991. While he was in Juneau he took and passed his GED at the age of 85. He was involved with the Friends Church in Juneau.

He is survived by his brother Howard Kruse of Montana and seven sons, Ralph, Ron, Don, Paul, Fred and Larry Kruse of Washington and Al Kruse of Juneau, daughters Ellen Wirth and Jan Miller of Washington and Norene Abbott of Ketchikan, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held March 31 in Rockford, Wash.

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