Kathleen "Kay" Kruse
February 23, 1943 - September 29, 2022
Obituary For Kathleen "Kay" Kruse
POYNETTE – Kathleen “Kay” Kruse, age 79, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on September 29, 2022. She was born in Madison, WI on February 23, 1943, to parents Kenneth and Mary Lu (Brady) Meehan.
Kay was a 1961 graduate of Middleton High School where she enjoyed years of cheerleading. She earned her degree in accounting from Madison Technical College. She worked hard to raise her five daughters and took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Kay had a passion for camping and campfires. She enjoyed family weekend trips to Fish Lake in Lodi, WI. She loved working in her flower garden and crafting. She was skilled in making Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls and many other crafts that she enjoyed making for family members and teaching her grandchildren to share the love of crafting.
Kay will be missed dearly and remembered as a hardworking, faithful, strong woman who, although struggled with many physical ailments, never did she diminish her steadfast friendships, her loving heart nor her unwavering spirit.
Kay is survived by her daughters, Kim Schmitt, Karri Hubanks (Seth Morris), Kris Werner (Mike Frank), Korinne (Jason) Kelley, Katrice (Mike) Stoltenberg; grandchildren, Shani (Boomer), Breanna (Roman), Sam, Nikita (Jesse), Cory, Jenna, Sammy (Josh), Lyndsie (Kyle), Dahlton, Lawson, Shelby, Casey, and Mikey; great-grandchildren, Roman “RJ”, Jovie, Kelten, Charlie, and Felix; siblings, Mary (Larry) Hendrickson, Pat King, Jim (Gail) Meehan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; former husband, William “Bill” Kruse; brother, Mike (Jan) Meehan; and brother-in-law, Bob King.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jane Kjorlie with Angels Helpers for her comfort and friendship to Kay, and to Agrace HospiceCare for their compassionate care.
A Celebration of Kay’s Life will be held from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., with a Service at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 2022 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 6924 Lake Rd., DeForest, WI. Memorial donations may be made to Agrace HospiceCare.
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