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LaDonna L. (Hagen) Kruse

December 7, 1933 ~ May 7, 2018 (age 84)

LaDonna L. Kruse, 84 of Brookville, OH and formerly of Winona, MN passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH, surrounded by her family.

LaDonna Lemay was born December 7, 1933, to Carl and Stella (Berg) Hagen in Galesville, WI.  She graduated from Galesville high school in 1951.  On December 18, 1954, she married Ronald L. Kruse at French Creek Lutheran Church, Ettrick, WI.  They had four children, Theodore, Norman, Kevin and Rhona.  Having lived in Mabel, MN, Galesville and LaCrosse, WI, they moved to Winona in 1960 and made this their home until they moved to Ohio in 2016.

She was a member of Central Lutheran Church, Winona.  LaDonna joined her husband, Ronald, building churches with Mission Builders.  She enjoyed quilting, cooking and genealogy.

She is survived by her husband Ronald; four children: Theodore “Ted” (Karen) Kruse, Apple Valley, MN; Norman (Stacy) Kruse, Chanhassen, MN; Kevin (Becky) Kruse, Eagan, MN; and Rhona (Kent) Speltz, Engelwood, OH; 11 grandchildren; 9 (soon to be 10) great grandchildren; her sister Lorraine Hagen, La Crosse, WI; sister-in-law Nancy Hovell, Galesville, WI; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Central Lutheran Church, Winona, with Rev. Louise Stromberg officiating.  Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Centerville, WI.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorials can be directed to Mission Builders of ELCA or Central Lutheran Church Youth or Campus Ministries.

Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home and Crematory, Winona, MN and Fountain City, WI.   Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at

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