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William "Bill" George Kruse

February 21, 1925 ~ April 9, 2020 (age 95)

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William “Bill” George Kruse, 95, of Brighton, passed away on Thursday, April 9. 2020 at his home.


He was born on February 21, 1925 in Brighton to the late George and Alma (Grabbe) Kruse.


Bill married Lena Sue Andrews on November 2, 1974 in Brighton. She survives.


Bill served our country in The United States Navy during WWII in the Pacific theater where he was awarded 11 Battle Stars.  He owned and operated Brighton Plumbing and Electrical, and was a member of Alton VFW Post 1308, and East Alton American Legion.  Bill enjoyed gardening, stock car racing, and spending time with his wife and family.


He is survived by his wife, Sue; children Carol (Bob) Acord, Mark (Debbie) Kruse, Jeff (Barb) Kruse, and Don (Barb) Kruse; 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren; sister Laverna Roach and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, George and Alma, he was preceded in death by a daughter Mary Sue; siblings George Kruse, Caroline St. Cin, and Bernice Farmer.


A Family Graveside Service will be held on Monday, April 13, 2020 at Brighton Cemetery.


A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.


Memorials may be made to 1st Presbyterian Church of Brighton

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