Walter Eugene Kruse, 81, of Leavenworth went to be with the Lord January 8, 2014. He was born September 2, 1932 to Alfred Herman Fredrich and Edna Marie (Timpe) Kruse. He married Betty Ruth Ehart on June 7, 1953.
Walter was an Army veteran and worked 37 years with Schlitz and Coors Companies. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty, two daughters, Norma (Gerald) Henshaw, Cathy (Morris) Woods, one son Gerald Kruse, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one brother Alfred (Ed) Kruse, one sister, LaVerne Potter.
Family will receive friends Friday, January 10, 2014 5:30-7:30 p.m., and funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com