Patricia "Patty" A. Kruse
January 2, 1941 - May 2, 2022

Patricia "Patty" A. Kruse

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Patty A. Diers - Kruse, age 81, of Fremont, died Monday, May 2, 2022
at Pathfinder Place after a long battle with dementia.

Patty was born January 2, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Alfred and Lillian Walsh. Thereafter, her family moved to Fremont. Patty graduated from the former St. Patrick's High School in Fremont. Employment started in her family's restaurant located in Elkhorn, Nobby's Truck Stop and Café. Most of her years were spent working at Capri Restaurant in Fremont and Harr's Restaurant in Waterloo. Later in life, Patty married Irwin Kruse where they resided in Bennington and maintained a lake house in Woodcliff. After Irwin passed away, Patty lived full time at the lake. After retiring, she enjoyed holidays, entertaining, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include her daughters, Shelly (John) Riggs of Linwood and Donielle (Jim) Villwok of Rowlett, TX. Grandchildren, Coleman (Whitney) Riggs, Emily (Jordan) Workman, Jade and Drake Villwok. Great-Grandchildren, Ian and Gavin Riggs, John Workman.

Patty was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin, parents, sisters Donna Burt and Barb Goldberg, also her beloved fish ''Gill''.

The celebration of Patty's life open house, will be May 28th at the lake house at Woodcliff beginning at 2pm.

Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.

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Celebration of Life Open House
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Woodcliff (Patty's Home)
980 County Rd. W.
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Melody Eads
    Prayers to you and your family. Shelly. Your mom always treated me so good.ill cherish my childhood down on Platte
    rip patty
  2. Jana & Wade West
    You are all in my thoughts as you go through this process.

    Talking about good memories is what has helped me over the years. Call me anytime, Shelly- if want an ear, I would love to hear your stories. 💛

    BTW---(The photo you chose is gorgeous. Looks like you had your very own "I dream of Jeanie"! 😉)
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