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 Richmond, Va. - Arlo Martin (Jack) Kruse, 91, of Richmond, Va., formerly of East Grand Forks, died on Friday, February 11, 2005.
 Funeral services were held in Chester, Va. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 17, at 2 p.m. at the Community Cemetery in St. Hilaire, with Rev. Jason Asselstien officiating.
 Visitation will be held Thursday from 12 noon until 1:45 at the Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Thief River Falls. 
 He was born January 26, 1914 in Bray Township, to Christopher and Katherine Kruse. He was a 1933 graduate of St. Hilaire High School. He served in the 989th Field Artillery Battalion, U. S. Army, during WW II in Europe.
 He was married in July 1941 to Valarie Olson Kruse. During the 1950’s he was co-owner of Northwest Trails Bus Lines. He later worked for L. B. Hartz, Triangle Bus Lines, Our Saviors Lutheran Church and the U. S. Postal Service.
 He was Grandpa and Uncle Jack to many nephews and nieces. He loved to visit with family members to share a good story. He was a life member of the VFW and a former member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church of East Grand Forks and Zion Lutheran Church of Thief River Falls.
 He is survived by his wife, Valarie Kruse of Richmond, Va.; son, Daniel Kruse and his wife, Mary of Chester, Va.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren;
 He was preceded in death by five brothers, Christopher, Herman, William, Arnold and John; and four sisters, Adela, Margaret, Ida and Loretta.   A00003B2005FB16
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