Verland E. Kruse | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

July 4, 1935 - March 23, 2019

Verland Eugene Kruse

Age 83 of Bloomington, Minn. passed away March 23, 2019. Born in Little Rock, Iowa on July 4, 1935. Preceded in death by wife of 57 years Darline Kruse (nee Rue), parents Thomas and Minnie Kruse, brother Marlyn Kruse, and brother-in-law Dave Hackett. Survived by children Vergene (Tom) Downs, Brad Kruse (Kimberly Faurot) and Kathy Kruse, grandchildren Jacob and Rebecca Downs, siblings Leon (Patty) Kruse, Idella Hackett and Thomas (Gracia) Kruse, sister-in-law Gayle Kruse and brother-in-law Lenoy Rue, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Verland retired from Saint Paul Public Schools in 1999 after a 33-year career, primarily at Hancock Elementary.

Private interment at Skandia Cemetery, Balaton, Minn.

Memorials preferred to Emmaus Lutheran Church for Youth Ministries or Lutheran Social Service.


  1. Janet Clarke says:

    Lifting your family in prayer, Vergene, Brad and Kathy. Much love to you all.

  2. John & Marta Bechtol says:

    We’re very sorry for your loss. While we don’t know all the family, we’ve had the privilege of knowing Kathy for over a decade. Such a wonderful person could only have been raised by parents who loved her and showed her how to be a good person. We hope you take comfort in the fact that Verland left the world a better place.

  3. Orvin Larson says:

    Condolence to family.

  4. Alicia Hazen says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and love to you Kathy and your family, from the Hazens.

  5. Barbara Gronli says:

    Our family would like to send our condolences to Vergene, Brad ,Kathy and the rest of his family. Verland was a great man and we have great memories with him and he will always be in our hearts.

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