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Bernard C. Kruse, 86, of St. Marys, died at 4:44 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.
He was born on Aug. 3, 1925, in Auglaize County, to John C. and Lula E. (Rohrbacher) Kruse, and they preceded him in death.
On Dec. 18, 1943, he married Ruth Wibbeler, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 2007.
His is survived by a daughter, Linda Temple of St. Marys; three sons, Lynn (Mary Jane) Kruse of Coldwater, Andy (Kathy) Kruse of St. Marys and Don (Peggy) Kruse of St. Marys; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moulton, with the Rev. Joy Miller officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Cisco Funeral Home, 1175 E. Greenville Road, St. Marys. The St. Marys American Legion will hold a service at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be left at CiscoFuneralHomes.com.