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Orville K. Kruse

July 10, 1926 November 23, 2018
Orville K. Kruse
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Orville K. Kruse
Of Mt. Propsect 

Orville K. Kruse was born on July 10, 1926 in Des Plaines, Illinois to Conrad and Caroline (nee Winkelman) Kruse. He passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at Northwest Community Hospital Hospice surrounded by the love of his family. 

Mr. Kruse was best known as the proprietor of Kruse’s Tavern and Restaurant in Mt. Prospect, currently Mrs. P and me. He was also known for his great stories and many jokes. He served in the Army during WWII and served as a volunteer fireman for the Mt. Prospect fire department. 

Orville is survived by his children, Judy (the late Bob) Atkinson, Peggy (William) Thedorf; grandchildren, Ryan, Ashley, Brittany and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Aiden, and Liam; siblings, Robin (Raymond) Montgomery, Holly (Tom) Balbier, and Candie (Brett) Burgess; long-time Army buddy, George Sweeti and his cat Sweetie. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Elaine M. (nee Koeppen) Kruse; siblings Rodger (the late Adeline) Kruse and Wayne (the late Marlene) Kruse; and his parents. 

Visitation from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Monday, November 26, 2018 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 North Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, Illinois, funeral service 1:00 pm Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 100 S. School Street, Mt. Prospect, Illinois. 

Interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights, IL. 

In lieu of flowers memorials appreciated to American Legion, The American Legion, Donation Processing, PO Box 361626, Indianapolis, IN 46236-1626 or

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3:00 PM 11/26/2018 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/26/2018 8:00:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home

1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home
1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Funeral Service




1:00 PM 11/27/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/27/2018 2:00:00 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Church - MP

100 S. School St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

St. Paul Lutheran Church - MP
100 S. School St. Mount Prospect 60056 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

2501 E. Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

2501 E. Euclid Avenue Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

The American Legion Donation Processing

P.O. Box 361626
Indianapolis , IN 46236

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