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Kruse, Richard M. "Dick"
Richard "Dick" Kruse, age 85 of St. Paul, formerly of Brooklyn Park passed away peacefully June 13, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society-IGH. Born March 2, 1935 and raised in LeSueur, MN. Preceded in death by parents Martin and Ann and Spouse Elizabeth, Grandchild Sarah. Survived by brothers James (Frankie) Daniel (Hope) Thomas (Yasuno), children Russell, Ronald (Rosanne), Roger (Joni), Randall, Ranee Graf (Bill) and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dick had a long career as a radio engineer and as a broadcaster. His expertise was published in trade magazines and he was proud to be called upon as an expert witness from time to time. He loved all kinds of music, country AND western music. His hokey country western radio characters brought joy to audiences in Wisconsin and Minnesota. His last 20 years in the radio industry was as an instructor at Brown College in Minneapolis. He was very proud to have been hired in retirement by Rockwell International to solve problems and create repair procedures for the critical computer boards that controlled supersonic fighter jets and tomahawk missiles.
Our thanks to to the members and families of the Saint Paul Vulcans, The Royal Order of Klondike Kates and the Winter Carnival Royal Families who welcomed him at many events and extended so much love to Dick in the last four years, to. the staff of The Pillars of Highland Park who lovingly cared for Dick for the last three years, Saint Croix Hospice who compassionately attended to Dick and the family for the last year and Good Samaritan Society during his transition to the next world. Visitation at 4PM with a short service at 5PM at Mueller Memorial White Bear Lake; link to online version at MuellerMemorial.com. Video will begin about 10 minutes prior to service, Memorials to the family preferred.
Richard Martin Kruse Photo Tribute 1935-2020: