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Norma Jean Kruse

April 16, 1941 — June 9, 2021

Norma Jean Kruse
Rock Rapids, Iowa
Funeral services for Norma Jean Kruse, age 80, of Rock Rapids, Iowa who passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Rock Rapids Care Center. Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden with Rev. Daniel Baker ~ officiating.
Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in rural Boyden.
Visitation with family present will be from 1:00 P.M. until service time on Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden.


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
NORMA J. KRUSE

BORN
April 16, 1941
Sheldon, Iowa

PASSED AWAY
June 9, 2021
Rock Rapids, Iowa

FUNERAL SERVICE
2:00 P.M. Friday, June 11, 2021
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Boyden, Iowa
Rev. Daniel Baker ~ Officiating

MUSIC
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus” CD
“Safe In The Arms Of Jesus” CD

CASKET BEARERS
Keith Den Hartog Steve Den Hartog
Gary Walker Kevin Den Hartog

FINAL RESTING PLACE
St. John Lutheran Cemetery
rural Boyden, Iowa

After the graveside service relatives and friends are invited to join the family at St. John’s Lutheran
Church Fellowship Hall rural Boyden.

Arrangements under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Boyden, Iowa
NORMA J. KRUSE
On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, Norma Jean Kruse, loving Sister, Aunt, cousin and friend passed away at the age of 80.
Norma J. Kruse was born on April 16, 1941 in Sheldon, Iowa to Hilton and Bena (Wesselink) Den Hartog. She grew up in Sheldon and worked at the Corner Cafe and the Sheldon Bakery.
Norma loved spending time with family. We all have many fun and loving memories of spending time with her. She loved to go camping and fishing. She also enjoyed the time she got to spend with her friend Colleen Atkins. Colleen was a very special friend to her for the last 10 years. Her prized possessions were her collection of dolls. She liked doing puzzles, playing wahoo and collecting stuffed animals. Writing letters to her niece, Charlotte Landry was something she also enjoyed very much. She married Walter Kruse on November 24, 1973. Walter passed away on September 15, 1978. She then married Harry Van Wyk on April 19, 1980. Harry passed away on November 12, 1992. She then settled in Rock Rapids, Iowa.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and brother-in-law, Eva and George Landry, her sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and George Armington, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernie and Minnie Den Hartog and Howard and Hermina Den Hartog.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, June 11, 2021

1:00 - 1:45pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Boyden

712 Main St. , Boyden, IA 51234

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Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Boyden

712 Main St. , Boyden, IA 51234

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St. John Lutheran Cemetery - Boyden

3925 290th St., Boyden, IA 51234

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