Kelly Anne Kruse, 59 of Eau Claire, Wisconsin went to Jesus at 10:55am Good Friday, April 15, 2022 at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center in Owen, Wisconsin.
A “Celebration of Life” will be held at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 123 W. Hamilton Ave. in Eau Claire, on Monday, April 25. Visitation will begin at 10am with Service at 11am.
Kelly was born June 6, 1962, in Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated from Rantoul Township High School, in Rantoul, Illinois in 1980, where she was very active in the music department, both vocally and instrumentally.
She was extremely proficient in piano, having studied classically from age 4.
Her musical gifts were shared throughout her life in church, schools and as a vocalist/pianist in a Top 50 Hits entertainment band. Kelly loved singing and playing and those who listened and watched enjoyed her. She was persistent in her life endeavors and always dedicated no matter what the job, to get it done. Kelly’s creativeness was evident and enjoyed by her family, whether it was heard in her music or seen in the artful decorations in her home.
Kelly is survived by her daughter, Jessica Deason and husband Jason, Blanchard, Oklahoma, Granddaughters, Lily, Savanna,(Vanna), and Addison(Addie), mother Marilyn Kruse, Eau Claire WI, and siblings Kevin Kruse and wife Lois Drietz Kruse, Bagdad Arizona and Karyn Quandt and husband Lyle, Eau Claire, WI.
The family would like to express unspeakable appreciation and sincere thankfulness to all of Kelly’s caregivers at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center in Owen Wisconsin, Heartland Hospice and Mary Mack for her knowledge and strength.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD), 2700 Horizon Drive, Suite 120, King of Prussia, PA, 19406, Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center, W4266 County Hwy X, Owen, WI 54460 or Heartland Hospice, 3233A Business Park Drive., Suite 203, Stevens Point, WI.
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