Georgia M. Kruse, age 87, of Ames, Iowa, died at Bickford of Ames on Friday, November 8, 2019. Per her request, Georgia has been cremated and no service will be held at this time. Burial will be in the Ames Municipal Cemetery.
Born February 11, 1932, in Monona, Iowa, Georgia M. Kruse was the daughter of George A. and Ruth (Henderson) Smith. She grew up on the farm in northeast Iowa, and later graduated from Luana High School.
Georgia was united in marriage to Norman Dean Kruse in Luana, Iowa. In the mid 1960's, she and Norman made their home in Huxley. Georgia worked as head cook at the Knapp-Storm dormitory for nearly twenty years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; an infant daughter, Connie Jo; her parents; and a sister, Mary.
Survivors include a son, Kim Kruse, of Ames; two grandchildren, Nicole Rittgers and Brandon Rittgers; and two great-grandchildren, Cory Rittgers and Layla Rittgers.
Ames Monument & Cremation Center has been entrusted with the care of Georgia and her family.
I have many memories of Aunt Georgia. Spent many times at their home in NE Iowa with my parents & again as a married woman in Huxley. We lived around the corner from each other. I will always remember her expressions, laugh and love of card playing. Take care Kim. Would like to reconnect. So sorry for your loss.
I grew up across the street from Georgia and have such fond memories of her. She has been a special friend to my mom and was like a Grandma to me. I always looked forward to her plate of goodies at Christmas time, her sugar cookies were the best! She always had the prettiest yard full of flowers and every summer she would be outside all day tending to them no matter how hot it was. I moved away from Ames in 1993 but every trip back home included a visit with Georgia. She'll aways hold a special place in my heart.
So sorry for your loss. Georgia was one of the kindest human beings I've ever know. I'll always remember her warm heart and genuine concern for others feelings. RIP
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