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Dale  A.  Kruse
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Obituary for Dale A. Kruse

Dale Arthur Kruse, age 82 of Randolph, died Wednesday May 17, 2017 at Colonial Manor of Randolph. He was born February 4, 1935 at McLean, Nebraska the son of Louis and Hilda (Herman) Kruse. He graduated from McLean High School in 1952 and began working for Backhaus Sand and Gravel. Dale served in the United States Army from November 1957 serving in Germany until November 1959 when he was discharged until 1961 when he was recalled to active duty until October 1962 serving at Fort Lewis Washington.

He returned from military service and worked as truck driver for Backhaus Sand and Gravel for 25 years. On October 7, 1978 Dale married Betty Wortman at St. John's Lutheran Church in Randolph. He drove truck for Central Transport in Norfolk for 4 years and 2 years with Marsh Farms near Hartington hauling grain. Dale continued driving for Heartland Concrete in Hartington for 3 years and returned to Marsh Farms until 2001 when he retired.

Dale is a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Randolph where he served on St. John's Church council for 2 terms.

Dale is survived by 2 siblings Ila and Duane Meacham of Spencer, WI; Larry and Eva Kruse of Sulfur Rock, AR; 2 sister-in-laws Marjorie Kruse of Randolph; Mildred Kruse of Norfolk; 1 brother-in-law LeRoy Dommer of Spencer, WI. 5 Step-Children Frank Wortman of Randolph; Margaret Lienemann of Dodge; Robert and Pam Wortman of Elkhorn; Raymond and Peggy Wortman of Springfield, OR; Mark Wortman of Norfolk.

Preceding Dale in death are his parents; wife Betty on October 30, 2010; 3 Brothers Marley, Wayne and Gene; 1 Sister Kathryn.

Funeral Services
Funeral Services: St. John's Lutheran Church – Randolph, NE
Date: Saturday May 20, 2017 – 10:30 A.M.
Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery – McLean, NE
Visitation: 3 - 8 P.M. Friday at Johnson Funeral Home – Randolph
Minister: Rev. Howard Rasmussen
Music: Organist: Marsha Huwaldt Congregational Singing: "You Who Walk By the Lake Shore" "Amazing Grace" "How Great Thou Art"
Pallbearers: Scott Backhaus Gerald Backhaus Joe Wortman Tony Thelen Cary Kruse David Kruse

Funeral Home:
Johnson Funeral Home
111 E. Broadway
Randolph, NE
US 68771

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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Home

111 E. Broadway
Randolph, NE 68771





10:30 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church - Randolph

310 W. Broadway Street
Randolph, NE 68771





Rose Hill Cemetery

87010 553 ave and 864th road
McLean, NE


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