Kruse, Priscilla


Died: January 24, 2013

Priscilla F. Kruse, 81, of Peoria, Illinois, died Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Kindred Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. She was born on May 6, 1931 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Rev. Edwin and Frieda (Emde) Beckler. She married Eugene Kruse on July 1, 1950 in Rising City, Nebraska. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2000 in Peoria, Illinois. She is also preceded in death by seven brothers.

She is survived by six children, Kathryn(Ken) Logsdon of McKinney, Texas, Anita (Bob) Koch of Cannon Falls, Minnesota, Stephen (Paula) Kruse of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Daryl (Patricia) Kruse of Rochelle, Illinois, Timothy Kruse of Orlando, Florida and Stanley (Jenifer) Kruse of West Lafayette, Indiana. She is survived by 16 grandchildren. Priscilla has one sister and two brothers also surviving.

Priscilla had worked several years at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria retiring in 1987. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Peoria, was a member of the church choir and was a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and a past president of the Zone of the LWML in the Peoria and Pekin area.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Christ Lutheran Church in Peoria. The Rev. Karl Eckhoff will officiate. A visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. The Davison Fulton Woodland Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to her church. You may create an on line condolence at

Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel

2021 N. University St.
Peoria, IL