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“Larry was a fun guy. I spent 3 days at the farm in the Spring of 1971.Along with his father, Larry and I drove tractors, chases pigs, shot pool and...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Bill Duffy - Elburn,, IL

“Larry was a funny, intelligent and caring guy. He knew the ins and outs of the airline business. He also knew people and how to treat them with...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Ed Lopez - Sahuarita, AZ

“After I transfered to TUS, I invited Larry to come down in the winter to spend a few day in the warm weather. Well when he got of the airplane, he...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Losik - Tucson, AZ

“I worked with the Kruser back in the 70's and 80's, of course, at O'Hare Airport. There was only one Larry and though I haven't seen him in...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Tony Neumeier - Hoffman Estates

“It was a pleasure to know and work with Larry. Larry will be missed ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Martinez Rodriguez - IL

“It was a pleasure to know and work with Larry. Larry will be missed ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Martinez Rodriguez - Friend

“My prayers go out to Larry's family. May they find the courage and strength to get through this difficult time.Larry was a joy to work with and was a...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Cheryl Withey - chicago, IL

“It was a privilege to be your friend. Thanks for all the great times. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Keno Shunk - Brevard, NC - Friend

“My (now) wife, Annie, and I worked with Larry in the early 1970's at O'Hare Field while we were all gate agents for American Airlines. Those times,...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Joel Genung - Bixby, OK

“It was a pleasure working with Larry on the overnight shift.He was a great guy and a gentle soul. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Vicki Carlucci - Mt. Prospect, IL

“Larry, it was a joy working with you and a pleasure drinking with you. I am proud to be your friend. Rest In Peace my friend, I know God will take...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Jan Kocinski - Coworker

“Gtreat memories of Larry in ORD . I was aware that Larry health has not been good. I...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Lois Deangelis - Tampa, FL

“RIP Kruser....Never met a better person in all of our years at AA. You were a friend to all and will always be in our thoughts. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Alicia Rocha and Dave Perry Rocha - IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Larry's family. I worked with Larry from 1977 until he retired in 1995. I liked Larry, he was one of the best you...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: David Tumminaro - Roselle, IL

“Larry had many frinds a American Airlines.I shared good times and trips with him.He has a place in my heart and that of his friends.He will be...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Jim Sandstrom - chicago, IL


Larry Lynn Kruse, 76, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Boone County Hospital.

Larry's wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ogden. Pastor Wade Brandt will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Ogden. Visitation will be Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. For online obituaries and condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Larry Lynn Kruse was born on September 3, 1940, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Floyd and Mae (Swanson) Kruse. He graduated from Dana High School with his class of four in 1958, and attended Boone Junior College for one year. His interest in the airline industry and lack of funds to continue farming led him to enroll in Weaver Airline School in Kansas City in 1959. After graduation he was hired by American Airlines in Chicago and continued his employment with them for 35 years until his retirement in 1995. He took many trips and excursions with airline friends and family in his early years with American, but Larry's first love was farming, and at every opportunity he could be found home in Iowa helping his dad on the farm. After retiring, Larry moved back to be with his mother on the farm southwest of Ogden.

Larry loved being back in his farming community, loved his dog, Pik, and enjoyed the company of neighbors and friends. He was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church. His strong faith in God brought him peace as he faced daily struggles with his health and we know that he now feels only joy in the presence of his Lord and Savior.

Larry is survived by his sister, Linda (Darrel) Millard of Solon, Iowa; niece, Kristy (Ron) Fuller of Bettendorf, Iowa; nephew, Jeff (Melanie) Millard of Ely, Iowa; great nieces and nephew, Emily and Ben Fuller and Anna and Amy Millard, his beloved dog Pik, and several cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Memorials may be left to either: Boone Area Humane Society, 228 16th Street West, Boone, Iowa, 50036, Zion Lutheran Church in Ogden, or the American Cancer Society.