WASHINGTON, Iowa - Theodore L. "Ted" Kruse, age 84, of Washington, Iowa, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, after a battle with bone marrow cancer at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. In accordance with his wishes, his body has been cremated and there will be no memorial service or visitation. Jones and Eden Funeral Home of Washington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Ted Kruse was born Nov. 13, 1929, in Fairmont, Minn., the son of Henry W. and Freda D. (Gieske) Kruse. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include: wife, Vi Kruse of Washington, Iowa; daughter, Michelle Kruse of Woodbury; daughter, Kathy Thorson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and four grandchildren.