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Gerald (Gerry) G. Kruse, 70

Gerald (Gerry) G. Kruse, Aug. 19, 1939 - Nov. 21, 2009.

Gerald (Gerry) G. Kruse, age 70, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at the Courtyard Health Care Center in Davis, Calif.

He was born in Hastings and graduated from Hastings High School. He lived in Dixon for more than 40 years after serving a career in the U.S. Navy submarine service.

Gerry is survived by his wife, Josie; his sons, John Kruse and Philip Kruse; grandson, Richard; sisters, Eleanore Thurmes, Dorothy Fox, Mary Jane (Tom) Bennet; brothers, Jim (Margo) Kruse, Bob (Mary Lou) Kruse; lots of nieces, nephews and friends.

He will be greatly missed by friends and family. Everybody who knew him knew he loved being in the Navy.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Dec. 7, at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Calif.