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Charles L. "Charlie" Kruse, 80, of South Sioux City, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at a Sioux City care center.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Jackson, Neb., with the Rev. Paul Albenesius officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Church, Jackson, with military rites. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Becker-Hunt Funeral Home.

Charlie was born on Feb. 16, 1937, in South Sioux City, the son of Edward and Josephine (Gill) Kruse. He graduated from Bishop Heelan High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from June 1955 to Nov. 11, 1957. After his discharge, he was employed as a machinist for Novelty Machine Manufacturing and Gray Mill Works. He married Dolly Thompson and later married Laura J. Lefler.

Charlie was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the D.A.V.

Survivors include a son, Michael (Janet) Kruse of Sioux City; two brothers and their wives, Leonard and Carol Kruse of South Sioux City, and Joe and Marlene Kruse of Burbank, S.D.; a sister, Mary McGinty of South Sioux City; five grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bill, Jack, and Edward; and two sisters, Anna Marie Elsey and Helene Torticil.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Henry, Tony Getz, Mark and Matt McGinty, Rodney and Bobby Rodgers.

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