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Lloyd Kruse

April 29, 1934 — April 13, 2024

A funeral service for Lloyd Kruse, age 89, of Okoboji and Lakefield, Minnesota, will be held 2:30 pm,  Monday, May 6, 2024, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakefield, Minnesota.  Visitation will be on Sunday, May 5, 2024, beginning at 2 pm, with the family present from 2-4 pm, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake.

Lloyd Charles Kruse, son of Emil and Ella Kruse, was born April 29, 1934, in Lakefield, Minnesota. His family moved to Okabena, Minnesota where Lloyd graduated from high school. Lloyd married Verda Janssen on May 6, 1954, upon completing his service in the Army. The couple resided in Okabena until relocating to Lakefield in 1963. Lloyd married Joy Jass on September 5, 1998, after the passing of their spouses. The couple resided in Okoboji, Iowa and wintered in Sun Lakes, Arizona. They were members of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakefield.

Lloyd was involved in several businesses throughout his life: Hugo Schultz-Kruse Paving, the Hi-Lo Club, Crescent Beach, K and S Construction, J and K Construction, and Valleybrook Golf Course. At the time of his passing, he owned and operated L.C. Kruse and Sons, Inc. and managed his land and gravel pits.

Lloyd enjoyed entertaining, hunting, golfing, boating and attending and cheering on the Gophers with his wife Joy.

Lloyd passed away April 13, 2024, in Chandler, Arizona at the age of 89. Lloyd is survived by his wife Joy of Okoboji; son Darrin of Spirit Lake; stepdaughters Jodi (Tom) Tessman and Marni Storey; grandchildren Maxwell Kruse, Jaden (Austin) Mears, Zachary Kruse, Peyton Tessman, Amara Monson, Jackson Tessman and Teagan Simon-Selander; great-grandchildren Crew and Rex Mears and Avia Tessman; brothers James (Mazie) and Ronald Kruse; sister-in-law Carolyn Kruse; nieces and nephews; numerous friends; and Butchie IV.

He is preceded in death by his parents Emil and Ella, first wife Verda, son Richard, sister Elinore Groff, brother Marvin Kruse, and sister-in-law Olive Kruse.
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