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Shirley Lorraine Kruse

July 25, 1947 February 9, 2010
Shirley Lorraine Kruse
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Obituary for Shirley Lorraine Kruse

Leaf River - Shirley Lorraine Kruse, 62, of Leaf River, died Tuesday, February 9, 2010, in her home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born July 25, 1947, in Rockford, the daughter of Richard Joe Sr. and Shirley (Mishler) Diehl. Shirley married David D. Kruse on August 5, 1969, in Rockford. She worked for 20 years at the Bertolet Memorial Library, in Leaf River and was an active member of New Life Bible Church. In addition, Shirley was a very active quilter and horse woman, and member of the Northern Illinois Horse Driving Club.

Shirley is lovingly survived by her husband, Dave Kruse; daughters, Shannon J. (Scott) Zittle of Forreston and Tamra D. (Charlie) Brinkmeier of Deerbrook, Wis.; grandchildren, Gabrielle, Garrett and Greyson Zittle and Rebecca Brinkmeier; mother, Shirley Diehl-Crosier of Rockford; sister, Karla Kirchoff of Freeport, brother, Richard Diehl Jr., of Rockford; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father and sister, Ricky Diane Wummel.

Funeral Information

Memorial service is at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 15, 2010, in New Life Bible Church, Route 20 at Hoisington Rd, Winnebago, with Pastors Gary R. Turner and Tim Spickler officiating.

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