In Memory of

Sherry Mae Kruse

August 13, 1943 - August 17, 2012
Sherry Mae (Palmer) Kruse, the daughter of Marian (Harrell) and Harry Palmer, Sr., was born on August 13, 1943, in Huron, South Dakota. Her childhood years were spent in Huron where she attended school. She graduated from high school in Cass Lake, Minnesota. She married Melvin Kruse Sr. Following their marriage they lived in Deloit, IA, and the couple had three children, Melvin Jr., Barbara and Kevin. They later divorced. After the dissolution of their marriage she moved to Cherokee where she worked as a CNA She later moved to Lafayette, Louisiana where she resided for 22 years. She moved back to Cherokee, IA is 2006. Sherry enjoyed fishing, gambling and playing BINGO. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and loved a good joke. She was an excellent cook and known for her homemade noodles. She cherished the time spent visiting with family and friends. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, and The Good Times Place 500 Club. Sherry passed away at the Cherokee Villa Nursing Home on Friday, August 17, 2012, at the age of 69. She was preceded in death three sisters: Twyla McCollum, Loretta Palmer, and Ella Louise McCollum; and one brother, Harry Jr. McCollum. Survivors include her children: Melvin Kruse, Jr. (Sheryl), Barbara Boatman, all of Cherokee, and Kevin Kruse of Sioux City, IA; four grandchildren: Tina (Kruse) Fox and her husband Blake of Cherokee, Dustin Kruse and his wife Kayla of Woodbine, IA, Misty Boatman and special friend Salomon Alvarez-Lopez and Christopher Boatman; four great-grandchildren: Olivia Fox, Kendyl Fox, Rowan Kruse and Christopher Wood; five brothers: Richard Palmer, Amos McCollum, Larry McCollum, Gary McCollum, and Jerry McCollum; three sisters: Rose McCollum, Edith McCollum, and Lola McCollum; as well as other relatives and many friends.
Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church in rural Cherokee.
Pastor Jeff Harris
Blake Fox Dustin Kruse Salomon Alvarez-Lopez Roger Holt Charles Wooley Kevin Halder
Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home. The family will be present at the time.
"The Old Rugged Cross" "In The Garden" "How Great Thou Art" by the congregation
Good Hope Cemetery at a later date.


Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Marvin & Family, I was so sadden to hear about Sherry. She was such a good friend and neighbor to both my son and myself. You are all in my thoughts. God Bless”
- Kris & Sean Witcombe
Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of Sherry's passing. I have know her since the late 70's and marvel at all she has been through. Once she would make up her mind about something, you couldn't change it. Her faith and sense of humor were an inspiration. May you find comfort knowing that she is now at eternal peace.”
- Janet Stilley
Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I was so sorry to hear of Sherry's passing. She was such a fun lady to visit with and I know she will be missed. Prayers go to her remaining family.”
- Patsy Day
Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM
I was sorry to hear about your mom. Wanted you know I was thinking of you and your family. My prayers to you all.”
- Delia Short Edwards
Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Annette and I wish to send our condolences to the Mel Kruse family.
It's a sad time for the ones left behind and having to live with the loss of a loved. To know though that she is now in the place that Jesus promised to make a place for us, it should be comforting to you all, for we can not ask for a greater gift.
Please know that our prayers are with you.
Peace Be With You in this time.
Jim And Annette Meyer”
- Jim Meyer
Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to receive word of your loss. We were so blessed as having her as our friend for many many years. We will cherish all the times we had. She is now sharing in the glories of heaven. Thank you for sharing her with us. May God wrap his arms around you and carry you through this time. Our Prayers are with you.”
- Rev.and Mrs. Ted Greaves
Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“My sincerest sympathy to the family of Sherry Kruse. I got to know Sherry at the Cherokee Villa a few years ago where we both spent some time recuperating from our various health problems. Then later we were both involved with the Good Times Place 500 Club. Sherry was a delight to know and had a very good sense of humor. We always enjoyed having Sherry in our club and we are all so glad we had the chance to get to know her. She will be sorely missed by all of her friends.”
- Karen B. Thomsen
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