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Gregory J. Cruse

September 20, 1957 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Gregory Cruse Obituary

KEWANEE – Gregory J. Cruse, 66, of Kewanee, died Monday, January 29, 2024 in the emergency room at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.

He was born September 20, 1957 in Kewanee, the son of James and Lona Mae (Jacobs) Cruse. He married Lynette DeWulf on November 3, 1979 at the First Baptist Church in Kewanee. Survivors include his wife, his three sons; Ty (Lynn) Cruse, Scott (Bridie) Cruse and Chris Cruse, his daughter, Kelly (Kyle) Dietz, two sisters, Gail (Ken) Knowles and Terry (Spike) Young and his grandchildren; Kaylee Cruse, Nash Cruse, Ellie Cruse, Graham Cruse, Leo Cruse, Ada Cruse, Emma Cruse and Ava Dietz. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Judy (Wes) McNaught and brother, Jack Cruse.

Gregory served his country in the U.S. Navy for 11 years obtaining the rank of Petty Officer First Class Sonar Technician. He enjoyed fishing and having coffee with his friends. Most of all, he especially enjoyed spending time with his family and spoiling his dog, Charlie.

Cremation will be accorded, and a Celebration of his Life will be held from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 4 at the Kewanee American Legion. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is assisting the family with arrangements.



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Celebration of Life Open House
February 4, 2024

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
American Legion
1509 Railroad Ave.
Kewanee, IL 61443


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