Clifford "Cliff C Kruse

Visitation: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174

Service: Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church 400 Cedar Street, St. Charles, IL 60174

Burial Location: Private


Clifford “Cliff” C. Kruse age 72, of St. Charles, passed away July 30, 2017. He was born to Clifford and Mary Jane Kruse in Chicago, IL.

He is survived by his three children; Colleen (Terry) Leeders of Chicago, Kevin (Liz) Kruse of Geneva and Michael (Mary) Kruse of St. Charles, four grandchildren; Ava, Luke, Liam and Clare.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Peg.

Memorial Mass will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, August 4, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church 400 Cedar Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. A Memorial Visitation will be 4-8:00 P.M. Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Salvation Army.


Primo Pimental from Kaneohe HI

"Our family sends warmest wishes, and deepest sympathy at the passing of Cliff. I met him when we worked at AT&T and then Lucent Technologies. He was truly a gentleman, and a great guy to be around. We kept in touch over the years, and it was always wonderful to chat with him. We send aloha from Hawaii.

Primo and Pat Pimental"

Stephen J Hubeck from Schaumburg IL

"We were so very sorry to hear of Cliff's passing. Trudy and I were in Vermont with our Family from July 19th through August 5th. We just read the email today (August 6th). We are both so very saddened.We fortunately had lunch with him last February. We're grateful for that time. Our Deepest Condolences to All The Family. Love,
Steve & Trudy Hubeck"

Harry & Kathy Carlson from PHOENIX AZ

"We were lucky enough to spend the day with Cliff when he came out to Arizona to see the Cubs in spring training. The miles kept us apart for a lot of years. But we always kept in touch. We will continue to miss both your parents.
May you be blessed with happy memories. God bless all of the Kruse family."

Michael Longo from Geneva IL

"Kruse Family -

Was at the wake on Thursday but I didn't get a chance to express my gratitude to Cliff as my boss at AT&T. He was a great guy and a role model for my later telecom / management career. He really stood behind his employees and was well respected. Condolences."

Todd & Vivian Leeders from Dallas OR

"Our thoughts and hearts are with you..."

larry mylin from Mount Prospect IL

"The Kruse family-
sorry I missed the wake - dealing with a serious kidney infection -Enjoyed working with Cliff - sharing monthly luncheons -
God bless you all during this difficult time

larry mylin "

Bev Anderson from Chicago IL

May the " Turtle" rest in peace. We love you Cliff and hope that your family will be united in knowing how much you love them. 👼"

Willi Mica Caiman from Santa Monica CA

"I loved working with Cliff and we always had time to laugh. I still have the Iowa Hawkeyes mug he gave me. My condolences to the the Kruse family."

Kevin & Karen Leeders from Sheridan OR

"Sorry to hear of Cliff's passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers will be with the family and Cliff in this time of bereavement."

Shannon & Pat, Delaney, Jameson, Daniel & Kate Shanahan from Geneva IL

"God rest a gentle and sweet soul. So sorry for your loss Kruses and Leeders. He is was a beautiful example of love. He will be missed greatly. Much love to you over the months and years.
He is with you you in ALL that you do and do is Peg.
Love you guys.❤️"

Nancy Golbeck from Elgin IL

"Cliff is an example of a loving, geniune, and wise man. His sence of humor could light up any gloomy day or situation. I looked to Cliff at work and followed his example in working with our teams. He was an inspiration. Peace to you Cliff and your family, and thank you so much for being you."

Rob and Joy Pershing and Family from Fort Worth TX

"Wishing all of you peace through the love and wonderful memories of your father. Love you all."

James Janmohamed from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize AL

"Jamila and I would like to convey our most profound condolences to the Kruse family. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad moment."

Jim Weimer from Schiller Park IL

"Cliff will be greatly missed. he will leave an empty chair at the "old guys lunch'" that won't be filled. my deepest sympathy on the passing of a good friend"

Jim Seimer from Schiller Park IL

" Cliff will be greatly missed. The "old guys lunch" will be missing a great man and better friend. My deepest sympathy on his passing"

Walter Szuck from Pingree Grove IL

"Sorry to hear of Cliff's passing. My sympathy to your family. "

Gini Ohlson from Evanston IL

"My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the entire family. I am grateful to have known your Dad and to know what a special husband, father, father-in-law, Papa and friend he was...I hope he's holding hands up in heaven with your Mom."

David and Nancy Loch from N.LAS VEGAS NV


C.D.(Andy) & Kathy Andreasen from Lowell AR

"Dearest Illinois Family: \"God Be With you All\" during this very sad time and help your through your loss. Aunt Kathy has fond memories of her dear nephew \"young Cliff\" who grew up to be a wonderful son, husband and father so proud of his fine family. From Arkansas, Deepest Sympathy and Love Uncle Andy & Aunt Kathy "

Greg Woo from Fountain Hills AZ

"Kruse Family,
My deppest sympathy on the passing of Cliff. Have great memories of both your Dad & Mom as well as watching everyone in the family grow. ( Schaumburg, Carmel and St Charles). Sadly gone but will not be forgotten.

Jerozal family from Geneva IL

"We are SO sorry for your loss and how much you'll miss Dad, father-in-law, Grandpa and how special your relationships with him have been.

With prayer and love,
Jim, Andrea & kiddos"

Walter Nowak from Frisco TX

"Accept my condolences on Cliff's passing. Worked with Cliff at Rolling Meadows many years ago. Many fond memories."

Raul and Gloria Armendariz from Byhalia MS

"No words can describe the sorrow we feel today. God has taken a wonderful man to His loving arms. Cliff was the life of any gathering. He brought joy, laughter and so much love. Please accept our heart felt condolences and know that we will be praying for all of you in your time of deep sorrow. Love and prayers🙏🏽🙏🏽"

Wayne and. Chris hoffman from Hoffman estates,ill AL

"He was a great man and father,he will be missed"

Samuel T Brundidge from CAROL STREAM IL

"My sympathy and prayers in this time of bereavement."

Jane and Paul Douds from St.Charles IL

"Cliff was not only my neighbor but a good friend. A very intelligent guy with a positive outlook on life. I will miss visiting him while in the neighberhood. He surely will be missed! Paul"

Karen Moon from Saint Charles IL

"Wishing his family and friends much peace with Cliff's passing. He was quite a man, and we were honored to have him as a neighbor and as a friend. My girls will dearly miss their 'neighborhood grandpa' ... always outside with a smile on his face and a popsicle for them. "

Arlene Rejba from Roselle IL

"The Kruse Family, ✝️
I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Cliff was a great friend, husband, father & grandfather. He was a great & fun guy & will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Your memories will always be in your hearts ♥️♥️♥️
Your Mom & Dad are together again. God Bless & Prayers ✝️
✝️ Love Arlene & Family ♥️xo"





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