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Mary Jane Kruse

January 2, 1931 - July 6, 2019
Muskegon, MI


Graveside Service

Friday, July 12, 2019
11:00 AM EDT
Oakwood Cemetery
500 E. Forest
Muskegon, MI 49442


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

First Congregational Church UCC
1201 Jefferson Street
Muskegon, MI 49441

Linne Lodge #57 Viking Scholarship Fund
3132 Lakeshore
Norton Shores, MI 49441

Life Story / Obituary


Mrs. Mary Jane Kruse, age 88, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019. She was born in Muskegon, MI on January 2, 1931 to Walter & Amy (Arnson) Nussdorfer and married Frederick Kruse on November 4, 1950. Mrs. Kruse had been employed as a Secretary for Sealed Power, Eastern Airlines and was the Fruitland Township Clerk from 1975 to 1995 until retiring. Mary Jane was a member of First Congregational Church UCC, was active in the Junior Women’s Club, Cherry Guild at Hackley Hospital and the Vikings Linne Lodge #57. She enjoyed many years of traveling with her husband and playing Bridge.


Daughter, Pamela (Alf) Ruggirello of Traverse City; son, Greg Kruse of Whitehall; grandchildren, Anthony (Katie) Ruggirello, Michael Ruggirello; great-grandchild, Amelia Ruggirello; sister, Donna Seastrom of North Muskegon; many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Frederick in 2013; sisters, Dorothea & Ethelynn.


Friday, July 12, 2019, 11:00 AM at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Timothy D. Vander Haar officiating. MEMORIAL: In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to First Congregational Church UCC or Linne Lodge #57 Viking Scholarship Fund. Please visit to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.

Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon