DEERWOOD -- Jean Marie Hunter of Deerwood went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, after a yearlong fight with cancer. She was born on Aug. 6, 1943, in Ortonville to John and Christina (Hecht) Kruse. She was a retired bookkeeper for Nelson Trucking, Deerwood, with 18 years of service. She was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church, Crosby, and attends Westside Calvary Church, Aitkin.
She is survived by husband, Jim; son, Rick (Teri) Bierman, Sartell; two daughters, Sherri Bierman, and Lori (Mike) Guin, all of Brainerd; mother, Christina Kruse, of Wilmont, S.D.; stepson, James T. (Autumn) Hunter, Brainerd; stepdaughters, Deanna Perkins, Minneapolis, Tammy (Tom) Fickett, Sartell, Connie (John) Hutchins, Pine River, Aubrey Hunter, Syracuse, Kan.; brother, Lonnie Kruse, Perris, Calif., Neil (Jeanne) Kruse, Aurora; sisters, Lynette (Scott) Dehning, Deerwood; sister-in-law, Amy Kruse, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; four grandchildren, Erica and Adam Bybee, Hannah Guin, Maryn Bierman; 14 stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, John Kruse, and brother, Terry Kruse.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Westside Church, Aitkin. Burial will be at the Deerwood Scandia Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby and an hour prior to services at church on Thursday.
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.