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Racine Horlick Alumni 1965

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Ellen (Drasen) Kruse
RACINE - Surrounded by her loving family, Ellen M. Kruse, age 66, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013 at her daughter’s residence. Ellen was born in Racine, October 18, 1947, daughter of the late George and Joan (Nee: Millar) Drasen. On October 10, 1966 at Holy Name Catholic Church she was united in marriage to Patrick E. Kruse. Ellen was very dedicated and passionate about her work. She was employed as the Senior Director of Human Resources for Staples Corporation. More than anything she treasured time with her family and will be deeply missed. Survivors include her loving husband of forty-seven years, Patrick; her daughters, Mindy Kruse (Oriol Ferrer) of Racine, Michelle Kruse of Carlisle, PA; her four grandchildren, Josep Ferrer, Sofia Ferrer, Patrick (Tasha) Kruse, and Bryce Kruse; her three great-grandchildren, Serenidy, Journey, and Mya; brothers and sisters, George (Gail) Drasen, Georgia (Dave) Wagner, Michael (Sharon) Drasen, Marianne (Jerry) Matson, Daniel (Kim) Drasen, Denise (Walter) Maluchnick; brothers-in-law, James Kruse, Jerry Kruse; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Elizabeth; and brother, Ernest. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 26, 2013, 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at 12:00 P.M. Memorials to one’s favorite charity have been suggested. MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME 803 MAIN ST. RACINE, WI 53403 (262) 634-7888 Please send condolences to www.meredithfuneralhome.com

Published in Racine Journal Times from Dec. 24 to Dec. 25, 2013