Vera Mae Kruse, nee Brumme, age 97, of Villa Park

Written by Brust Funeral Home on April 20th, 2018

KruseVera Mae Kruse, nee Brumme, age 97, of Villa Park, died April 19.

Vera Kruse, born 8-8-1920 in Cooksville IL, was the youngest of four children born to Frank Julius and Stella Mae (Baum) Brumme. She peacefully passed away April 19, 2018 in the home of her son/caretaker Ken Kruse of Villa Park. She is preceded in death by her husband Clifford Leonard Kruse, daughters Vera Lou (Brad) Ficken and Janet (Wade) Graunke, and granddaughter Stephanie Kruse.

Vera is survived by her children Leonard (Claudia), Kenneth, Thomas (Karen), Timothy (Brenda), Jeanne (Chris) Jurrens, and Jonathan (Diana) Kruse. “Ma Kruse” was the mother of eight. She was a dedicated labor and delivery nurse at Elmhurst Hospital for 30+ years, avid knitter, musician, and excellent homemaker. To her cherished 39 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren, “Grammy” was a fun-loving, multi-talented, woman of faith, character, practicality and common sense. She loved to sing, laugh, and make her home a welcome place for all. The countless hours she devoted to teaching her children to be strong, God-fearing, contributors to society will have a lasting effect.

A memorial service is scheduled Friday, April 27 at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park from 4-7:00 pm, and a funeral service Saturday, April 28 10:30 am at Cityview Community Church 343 S. York Road (corner of York & St. Charles) Elmhurst.

Arrangements made by Brust Villa Park Funeral Home.  Call 888-629-0094 for more information.


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  1. David Dlugosinski says:

    Sending my deepest condolences to my friends, the Kruse Family… I was so blessed to know your mom and have only the best of memories of the few years that I lived under your parents’ roof during the early 1980’s. May “Ma Kruse” rest in peace. She truly was a good, wise mom to us all.

    Best to you all…


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