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Margaret Blanche Kruse, 68, of Bellville, Texas, passed away Monday, March 29, 2010 in Bellville.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 3, 2010 from St. John Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Henske, officiating.

Burial was in Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenhams.  Visitation was held Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knesek Bros Funeral Chapel. 

Pallbearers were Dale Kruse, Harold Remmert, Kennan Kruse, Dennis Evans, Goldie (Bub) Cain and Milford Gross.  Honorary Pallbearers were Art Remmert and Kenneth Renner.

Blanche was born in Austin, Texas on April 7, 1941, to George and Elvera (Gustafson) Bridges.

She worked for her dad as a proof reader for his newspaper.

She married Rodger Kruse on Feb. 14, 1981.

She is survived by her husband, Rodger of Bellville; daughter; Sharon Gaertner Lynch of Bryan; her children; Brittania Kram Darilek, Nicole Lynch Evans, Jessica Lynch Poole, and Pete Lynch; son Darrell Gaertner of Houston; his children daughter Ashton Gaertner of Houston, sons Justin Gaertner of Austin; and Aaron Gaertner and wife Beth of Moulton and his grand children; Lauren and Kalla Gaertner; step-sons Wayne Kruse and wife Debbie of Richmond, Texas and their children Bret Kruse, Ryan Kruse and his wife Wendy and their two sons all of Hollow Springs, N.C.; step-son: Dale Kruse and wife Maggie of College Station and their children Kennan, Kayla, Kristen and her two children; step-son: Carl Kruse and wife Gina of Pearland and their two children; sister Mildred Crenshaw and husband Tom, of Fort Worth; brothers George Frank Bridges, and wife Georgie, Goldwaith, Texas and Kenneth Bridges and wife Jackie, of Lewisville, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Angels of Bellville or Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 Blue Bell Road, Brenham, Texas 77833.


Posted by Joy Neely


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