AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Rick Kruse of Mora died on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Elderwood of Hinckley. He was 62 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am. Friday, November 9, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be two hours prior to the service at church.
INURNMENT will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mora, MN
Rick Kruse went to be with his savior on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Elderwood in Hinckley, Minnesota. He was 62 years old. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.
Rick was born on November 8, 1955 in Mora, Minnesota to Roger and Dorothy (Stransky) Kruse. He attended Quamba School (which he lovingly called Quamba Tech) through the 6th grade and graduating from Mora High School in 1973.
Rick married the love of his life, Patty Hancock on September 9, 1978. To this union two sons were born Cheyne and Sean. He was very proud of the men his sons became.
Rick was a carpenter, building and remodeling several homes in the area. After he worked for you he usually became your friend for life. Outside of work he was very active. He enjoyed bowling from his youth into his adult years. He was the first person to bowl a 300 game in a sanctioned league at Mora Lanes on December 19, 1986. He received a ring for his efforts. He also enjoyed deer hunting every year with his sons. Snowmobiling was another one of his passions. Rick and Patty went on many snowmobile trips with friends. He pitched horseshoes at the league in Pine City where he and his horseshoe partner Greg Kroschel were champs of the league. Rick also played softball where a lot of memories were made on and off the field. Rick made lifelong friends through all of his activities.
In February 1997, Rick suffered a brain aneurysm. He had surgery on February 14, 1997 and after the surgery he suffered a massive stroke. To the surprise of his doctors, he survived and continued to live with his wife Patty who would assume the role of caregiver. In December 2016, he moved to Elderwood in Hinckley where he received excellent care from the staff.
Rick is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, in-laws Rose and Delroy Hancock; nephew baby Strohkirch; uncles Gene Kruse, Ray Stransky, Ken Stransky, and Bob Lawrence.
Rick is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patty, sons Cheyne (Ramanda) and Sean (Chelsea); five grandchildren Tyler, Natalee, Marissa, Vivian and Milani. He is also survived by his sister Diane (John) Strohkirch; nephew Todd (Emily) Strohkirch and his daughters; niece Nik (Chad) Jungers and family; aunts, Gerry Lawrence, Chub Stransky, Marlene (Marvin) Simons; brothers in law, Bruce, Bill (Lucy) and his daughters, Kevin (Simona) Hancock; sister in law Gloria (Wayne) Rolstad and sons. Also surviving are several great nieces and great nephews, cousins and friends.