Suzanne Marie Kruse
October 9, 1942 – December 31, 2020
Suzanne Marie Kruse, age 78, of Glen Allen, Virginia, passed away on December 31, 2020.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, she is predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Erma (Wenger) Kruse; and nephew, Timothy. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Amy (Stephen) Owens; her treasured grandchildren, Ashley (Michael), Zachary and Madison Wright; brothers, Howard (Carol) Kruse, Westerville, OH, and Raymond (Maggie) Kruse, Stafford, VA; sisters, Marilyn Tanner, Fairfax, VA, and Christine (Joe) Mitchell, Gordonsville, VA; nieces, Kristi, Karen, Jennifer, Anne, Stephanie, Molly, Rebecca, Lisa; and nephew, Matthew.
Suzanne worked at The Ohio State University for 22 years and retired in 2009.
Suzanne loved the Lord with all her heart and soul and firmly believed in giving of herself. She was a member of the Lions Clubs International in New Albany, Ohio and Mechanicsville, Virginia where she was on the Investment Committee. She was also on the Resident Council of the community where she lived.
Suzanne was an active member of Lebanon United Methodist Church in Hanover, Virginia where she devoted her time to volunteering with the Missions Committee, Women’s Group, Communion and serving meals to veterans.
She was also very passionate about her work with Moments of Hope Outreach where she volunteered in the food pantry and with the Saturday community meals.
A private family service will be held Sunday, January 3, 2021. A memorial service will be held at Lebanon United Methodist Church on a day and time to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Lebanon United Methodist Church or Moments of Hope Outreach.
- Herbert and Erma Wenger Kruse, Parents (deceased)
- Timothy, Nephew (deceased)
- Amy Owens (Stephen), Daughter
- Ashley (Michael), Zachary and Madison Wright, Grandchildren
- Howard Kruse (Carol), Brother
- Raymond Kruse (Maggie), Brother
- Marilyn Tanner, Sister
- Christine Mitchell (Joe), Sister
- Kristi, Karen, Jennifer, Anne, Stephanie, Molly, Rebecca and Lisa, Nieces
- Matthew, Nephew
Lebanon United Methodist Church
8492 Peaks Road, Hanover, Virginia 23069
Moments of Hope Outreach
13400 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, Virginia 23069
Suzanne Marie Kruse
January 7, 2021
Thank you Suzanne for welcoming me to Verena. For your happy spirit & concern for others. Thank you for your continual prayers for my great grandson. I truly believe he lives because of your prayers & prayers of so many others. It made me feel happy when you always ask how he was doing & the occasional picture I could share/you. Now you are in the arms of God, a place well deserved!! God Bless your family!
Nancy (Meyers) Maloney
January 3, 2021
With deepest sympathy I send my thoughts and prayers to all of you. Suzanne’s tribute was beautiful. Seeing her pictures brought back to mind her warm and welcoming smile. And I could almost hear her sweet, soft voice. Having lost my brother a few years ago I know this time is difficult but her well lived life will be forever cherished in your hearts.
January 3, 2021
I was truly sorry to read of Suzanne's passing and send my condolences to all the family. As a younger cousin, I remember well her kind nature and ready smile. My parents, Margaret and Ralph Meyers, thought the world of her, I know. To her siblings, my remaining cousins, I send my thoughts and prayers. Having lost my older brother, Dick, a few years ago, I know it's painful to go through. The pictures in the tribute were lovely and I enjoyed "seeing" many of you again.
Peace to you all,
Judy (Meyers) Jenkins
Kathaleen (Gerkin) Mathews
January 2, 2021
I remember the Kruse Family reunions. Always playing with cousins that we only saw once a year. But it was like we never missed a beat. Then in our later years getting together with cousins night out for dinner and conversation, and excitement of seeing each other again. Suzanne's smile was infectious. Knowing that Suzanne is with Our Heavenly Father, her loving parents and those that knew and loved her is comforting. Rest in Peace Dear Suzanne. You are sadly missed. Love and Prayers for the Family.