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Kruse, William D. (1934-2022)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 5/3/2022 at 21:32:13

William D. Kruse, 87, passed away May 2, 2022, at his home surrounded by the love and comfort of his family. He was born in Fairfield, Iowa on May 30, 1934, to Dean and Lucille Kruse.

Following graduation from Agency High School, Bill was drafted into the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Black, and in 1971, they moved to Des Moines where they have resided since. His lifelong career in the equipment business led Bill and Evelyn to opening Capital City Equipment Company in 1976, which is still family owned and operated.

Bill was a member of the masonic lodge in Agency, IA for more than 50 years where he served as past master. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, repairing and tinkering on equipment, and was a collector of all things, earning him the title of pack rat among his family and friends.

Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn Kruse; children Marsha (Anthony) Gioffredi, Mark (Jill) Kruse, and Marlin (Keely) Kruse; 4 grandsons, 5 step grandchildren; his sister, Loretta (Robert) Leonard; as well as a host of other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2022, at Hamiltonís near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave. in Des Moines, where the family will greet visitors from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Iowa Chapter American Parkinson Disease Association or to New Hope United Methodist Church in loving memory of Bill.

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