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Mildred Kruse

Mildred Kruse

OSMOND — Services for Mildred M. (Wortman) Kruse, 84, of Osmond will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Osmond.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at the church in Osmond.

Ashburn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Mildred was born in Osmond on June 16, 1935, to Emil and Sarah Wortman. She was baptized on Aug. 25, 1935, at Immanuel Lutheran Church and confirmed March 21, 1948. She graduated from Osmond High in 1952.

Mildred married Gene Kruse on Sept. 8, 1957, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Osmond. During her life, she worked for Goeres Electric, Golter’s Store and was the bookkeeper for Skelly Gas Station in Osmond. After retirement, she worked at Tom’s Tavern with her son, Tom.

Mildred is survived by Tom Kruse of Osmond, Marty (Jackie) Kruse of Osmond, David (Shelley) Kruse of Osmond, Bill (Nancy) Kruse of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Barb (Todd) Tyler of Lincoln; 15 grandchildren; six step grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 18 step-great-great-grandchildren and four step great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Gene in 2015; an infant daughter; her parents; a sister and eight brothers.

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WAYNE — Services for Merlin Saul, 88, Wayne, are pending at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne. He died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Wayne Country View Care in Wayne.

NELIGH — A celebration of life for Cloyd Kilpatrick Jr., 91, Neligh, will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Neligh Senior Center in Neligh with a slide show and time of sharing at 3 p.m.

CREIGHTON — Memorial services for Helen Jean Andersen, 88, Lincoln, formerly of Creighton, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Zion Lutheran Church in Creighton. The Rev. Donna Fonner will officiate. Burial will be in Concordia Lutheran Cemetery in Clearwater.

BATTLE CREEK — Memorial services for Ervin E. Tegeler, 92, Battle Creek, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in Battle Creek. Military rites will be by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard and American Legion Post 75.

CLARKSON — Services for Robert Hajek, 75, Clarkson, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Clarkson. The Rev. Rodney Kneifl will officiate with burial in the Clarkson Catholic Cemetery.

NORFOLK — Darrell Barrett, 81, Norfolk, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at Norfolk Veterans Home. No services are planned.

NORFOLK — Services for Audrey F. Campanile 96, of Norfolk, formerly of Neligh, will be held at a later date.

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