REMEMBERING

Charlene Kruse

1939

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2023

Charlene Kruse, of DeMotte, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. She was 83 years old.

Charlene was a loving mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend who lived to care for others.  She never knew a stranger and had a big heart for animals, spending a lot of her time volunteering with PAWS.  She was hard working and always put the needs of others before her own.  She enjoyed the simple things in life and adored being outside working in her garden and watching the wildlife.

She is survived by her cherished children: William, Victoria “Vicki” (John), and Armin; her treasured grandchildren, Julie Bronisz and Candace Kruse; many dear neighbors and friends; and a host of furry, four legged friends.  She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Armin; her parents, James and Charlotte Ford; and her sisters, Barbara Levato and Janice Kozubal.

Charlene will forever be remembered for her immense compassion and strength, facing and surviving difficult times with grace and resolve.  She will be fiercely missed by all who were blessed to know her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM with visitation from 10:00 AM until time of service at Calumet Park Hobart Portage Chapel (370 North County Line Road, Hobart, Indiana)  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to PAWS or an animal rescue shelter in your area.  For more info, call 219-940-3791.

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Justin Kozubal
Justin Kozubal
1 year ago

My sweet Aunt Charlene. How can one person’s soul be filled with so much kindness? It was impossible to be around you and not smile, laugh, and experience such generosity. My family’s heart breaks for my cousins, but I will try and find comfort in knowing the three Ford girls (and their guys) are finally back together.

Candace Kay Kruse
Candace Kay Kruse
Reply to  Justin Kozubal
8 months ago

I like what you wrote Uncle Justin about having the three Ford girls back together me and Grandma Charlene had a saying it will always be with me just keeps you moving. Also and their guys that was awesome. Love you miss you

Candace Kay Kruse
Candace Kay Kruse
8 months ago

Grandma I miss & love you too the moon and back💕❤️💖 I know your a beautiful
angel up above with my Grandpa ❤️✝️🙏.RIP MY Amazing Grandma 💗 I will see you on the other side LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

Donna Kresic
Donna Kresic
2 months ago

Those who knew
charlene loved her. She was my hero in our younger years. She was so loving. If she liked you. You were no longer a friend you were family. I believe I was 13 before I knew we were not related.I so loved her. My cousin Char.Always in my heart.

Visitation Details

Venue:

Calumet Park Funeral Chapel and Crematory

Date:

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Time:

10:00 AM

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1:00 PM

Note:

No additional visitation notes.

Service Details

Venue:

Calumet Park Funeral Chapel and Crematory

Date:

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Time:

1:00 PM

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N/A

Officiator:

No officiator information available.

Note:

No additional service notes.

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