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Lora Beth Kruse

March 5, 1962 — February 24, 2020


March 5, 1962 ~ Sheldon, Iowa
February 24, 2020 ~ Sioux Falls, South Dakota

10:30 A.M. Saturday, February 29, 2020
St. Paul Lutheran Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Roger Godfredsen ~ Officiating

will be after 4:00 P.M. on
Friday, February 28, 2020
with family present 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home
in Sheldon.

“His Eye Is On The Sparrow” Sung by ~ Elizabeth Weiss
Accompanied by ~ Susan Johnson
“I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry” Blue Book
“Amazing Grace” Green Book
Pianist: ~ Susan Johnson

Stephanie Madsen Benjamin Woelber
Nathan Johnson Timothy Johnson
Mark Woelber Elizabeth Johnson
Virginia DeBerry Andrew Lundgren
Paul Lundgren

St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa
Memorials May Be Directed to
The Village Northwest Unlimited
or to St. Paul Lutheran Church

After today’s graveside service, relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa.
Lora Beth Kruse, the daughter of Merlyn “Bud” and Donna (Noack) Kruse was born on March 5, 1962 in Sheldon, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon. She attended Sheldon Schools, graduating from Sheldon High School in 1980, she then attended Sioux Valley School of Nursing and graduated in 1983 with her RN in Nursing. Lora knew at an early age that she wanted to be a nurse, while working at the Sheldon Nursing Home while she was still in high school. Lora had worked for Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, The Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and for the Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon, Iowa. Lora passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, reaching the age of 57 years, 11 months and 19 days.
Lora was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon. She was gifted at needle work, presenting family and friends with beautiful gifts. She enjoyed bowling and was the photographer for the many family annual camping trips. She loved playing cards and passed her knowledge on to her nieces and nephews.
Left to cherish Lora’s memory are sisters, Susan Johnson of Hudson, Wisconsin; Nancy (Wayne) Woelber of Sheldon, Iowa and Mary (Lyle) Lundgren of Orange City, Iowa; nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, Gladys (Bob) Duckson of Burnsville, Minnesota; Lorna Saupe of Madison, Wisconsin; Peggy (Vince) Stagliano and John (Mary) Gourley all of Texas and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, February 28, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue , Sheldon, IA 51201

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)

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St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery Sheldon

1399 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77002

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