Norma Kruse


Rock Rapids, Iowa

June 9, 2021

Norma Kruse, 80, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Rock Rapids Health Centre.  

Funeral service was Friday, June 11, at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Boyden, Iowa, with interment in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Boyden.

Norma Jean Den Hartog was born April 16, 1941, in Sheldon, Iowa, to Hilton and Bena (Wesselink) Den Hartog.  She grew up in Sheldon and worked at the Corner Cafe and Sheldon Bakery.

On Nov. 24, 1973, she married Walter Kruse. He passed away Sept. 15, 1978. On April 19, 1980, she married Harry Van Wyk. He passed away Nov. 12, 1992. She then settled in Rock Rapids.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Eva (George) Landry and Katherine (George) Armington, and two brothers, Bernie (Minnie) Den Hartog and Howard (Hermina) Den Hartog.

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