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Obituary for Alma Kruse

Alma Kruse, 95, of Caledonia, Minn., passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center, Spring Grove, Minn.
She was born November 7, 1915, in Winnebago Township, Houston County, Minn., to Wilhelm and Anna (Hahn) Tewes. Alma attended the Muenkel Springs Country School in Winnebago Township graduating from eighth grade in seven years. On October 7, 1936, she married Arthur Kruse at the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Eitzen, Minn. Together they farmed in Wilmington Township their entire married life. On August 2, 2004, Arthur preceded Alma in death. Alma enjoyed gardening and doing needlework. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include two sons, Harold (Alice) Kruse and Devoine (Linda) Kruse, both of Caledonia; five daughters, Erna (Paul) Krzebietke, Dorothy Kruse (special friend, Kenny Schulze) , and Phyllis (LeRoy) Kohlmeyer, all of Caledonia, Cheryl Skadsem of Olympia, Wash., and Joyce (Myron) Rediske of Burr Oak, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Tewes of Caledonia; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Alma was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Martin Tewes; a sister-in-law, Shirley Tewes; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ted and Hilda Kruse; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lisbeth and Melvin Pohlman.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 650 N. Kingston St., Caledonia. Rev. Tom Schultz will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Caledonia, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at