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George T. Kruse, 81

George T. Kruse, 81, of Lansing, Ill., formerly of Woodstock passed away on Sunday Nov. 21, 2021.

George was born in Woodstock on July 15, 1940, to Victor and Josephine (Taylor) Kruse. He married Mary Genovese on May 4, 1968.

He served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a certified public accountant for all his life. He loved staying involved with his family, his children, and grandchildren. He loved to golf and be involved in his grandchildren’s sports. He was loved and will be missed.

He is survived by two sons, George David (Faith) Kruse and Brian Kruse; five grandchildren, Maddie, Christian, Taylor, Kevin, and Hannah; two sisters, Victoria (Paul) Thuma and Anna (Tim) Zahn; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his brother, Richard; and a sister, Josephine.

The visitation will be on Saturday, Nov. 27, at First Presbyterian Church, 2018 N. Route 47 in Woodstock, from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery in Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church would be appreciated.

Arrangements are being handled by Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home in Woodstock. Friends and family may sign the digital guest book at

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