Faith Kruse


Rock Rapids, Iowa

June 13, 2021

Faith Kruse, 67, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died of cancer Sunday, June 13, 2021, at her home.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 16, from 4-8 p.m. with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at Christian Reformed Church, Rock Rapids, with interment in Riverview Cemetery, Rock Rapids.

Faith LaVonne Fikse was born Feb. 1, 1954, at Rock Rapids, daughter of Everett and Catherine (Proost) Fikse.  She grew up in Hills, Minnesota, where she attended Hills Christian School through eighth grade and graduated from Hills-Beaver Creek High School in 1972.  After graduation, she moved to California for one year. 

After returning to the area, she married Harlan “Butch” Kruse April 19,1975.  She was employed at K-Products from 1973-1999 in its production department and later as a receptionist.  From 1999-2004, she was a receptionist and sales associate at The Foreign Candy Company in Hull, Iowa. From 2004-2013, she was employed at Kruse Rendering.  

She was a member VFW Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary and was a hospice volunteer.  

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Deric (Erica) Kruse of Larchwood, Iowa, and Lance (Marie) Kruse of Rock Rapids; three grandchildren; siblings, Leroy Fikse of Artesia, California, Judy DeBondt of Bakersfield, California, Rodney (Mac) Fikse of Artesia, California, Lois (Alan) Leuthold of Hills and Joni (Steve) Michael of Larchwood; brothers-in-law, Ken Nagel of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Eldon (Deb) Kruse of Rock Rapids; sisters-in-law, Idel (Keith) Woodruff of Prescott Valley, Arizona, Marge (Rich) Lorenzen of Sherburn, Minnesota and Twila (Warren) Harms of Rock Rapids; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Eugene, Donavan and Gary Fikse; father- and mother-in-law, Harry and Donna Kruse; brother-in-law, Marlin Johnson, and sister-in-law, Arlys Nagel.

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