Arnold Dale Kruse was born at home in Abbott, Iowa, on December 10, 1935, to Thomas and Kate (Folkerts) Kruse.
He graduated from Steamboat Rock High School in 1954 and went on to earn a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. His career with the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife took him to National Wildlife Refuges in Michigan, Nebraska, and then to North Dakota, where he met and married his wife Beulah in 1965.
He retired from the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, North Dakota, in 1995. After his retirement he worked part time for the North Dakota Natural Resource Trust.
Arnold served two years in the US Army, deployed one year in Korea. From an early age Arnold enjoyed nature and hunting, passing on this enjoyment to his descendants.
Arnold passed away on February 6, 2017, in Jamestown, North Dakota.
He was a member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of rural Gackle, North Dakota. With his wife of fifty one years, they raised two daughters, Kelly (Steven) Redmann and Cameo (James) Homola, and three sons, Casey (Christine), Carter (Lora) and Kenyon (Yvonne). Also surviving are twenty-one grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three sisters, Irene Espe, Ruth Bleeker and Shirley (Al) Meester, and two sisters-in-law, Eileen Kruse and LaVonne Kruse.
Preceding Arnold in death were his parents, four brothers, Ernest, Thomas, Donald and Ronald and two brothers-in-law, Arnold Espe and Darrell Bleeker.
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Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., Thursday February 9, 2017, at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, ten miles south of Gackle, North Dakota.
Burial: Homola Cemetery four miles of the church, in the spring
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, February 9, 2017