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Jack Kruse


Jack W. Kruse, 81, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in Fernandina Beach, Fl., formerly of Elida, Ohio. He was born January 6, 1935 in Lima, Ohio to Olive Bigelow and D.William Kruse, who preceded him in death.

On August 21, 1955 he married Margie E. James, who preceded him in death on July 6, 1999.

Jack served in the Army in Germany during the Korean War. He owned and operated Kruse Distributors, servicing Lima and the surrounding area. He was active in the oil business, both on sight and consulting, until his late seventies. He was a member of the Lima Beane Barbershop Chorus and sang lead in the Expression Marks Quartet.

Survivors include a son Koby (Monica) Kruse of California. Three grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Two sisters Charlotte (Robert) Paullin of Cairo, Cheryl (Larry) Dunlap of Harrod. His sister Margaret (Dwight) Diller, preceded him in death.

Services will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, October 21, 2016 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard with Reverend Ida Iverson of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, officiating.

Burial will follow on Tuesday in Greenlawn Cemetery, Elida, OH

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America (


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