Dolores J. Kruse

July 3, 1933 ~ September 6, 2019 (age 86)


Dolores Joyce Kruse, 86, of Litchfield, passed away on Fri., Sept. 6, 2019 at 9:15 p.m. in Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Litchfield.  She was born on July 3, 1933, in Litchfield, IL, a daughter of Benjamin & Belvia (Parrott) Kruse.  Dolores graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1951.  She was the office manager – bookkeeper at McKay Auto Parts in Litchfield for 40+ years.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield.  Dolores enjoyed baseball & softball and was an avid Cardinal’s fan.  She played women’s fast pitch softball for several years.  She volunteered her time at Litchfield Food Pantry.  Dolores loved her family.  She was very generous and was always taking care of others.  Dolores is survived by:

Several nieces & nephews

Several great nieces & great nephews

Several great-great nieces & great-great nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents; 4 brothers, infant Benjamin Kruse; John A. Kruse; George Kruse; & James P. “Rusty” Kruse; 2 sisters, Betty Maynard & Charlene Fosnaugh.

Graveside services for Dolores will be held on Thurs., Sept. 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield.  Rev. Fred Kraemer of Zion Lutheran Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.  No visitation will be held.  A funeral procession will line up at 10:45 a.m. at Plummer Funeral Home.  The family suggests memorials to Litchfield Food Pantry or Coats for Kids.  

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Graveside Service
September 12, 2019

11:00 AM
Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield


Litchfield Food Pantry
102 S. Montgomery St., Litchfield IL 62056

Coats for Kids
Bank & Trust Company - Westside Branch 1201 W. Union Avenue, Litchfield IL 62056

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