Cruse, Robert I

Robert I Cruse
b: 20 DEC 1924
d: 09 MAY 2000
Biography
Obituary:
Services for Robert "Bob" Cruse, 75, 1802 Imperial Road, will be at10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church inNorfolk. The Rev. Harold Buse will officiate with burial in theHillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted byAmerican Legion Post 16 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1644 ofNorfolk.
Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Friday at Home for Funerals in Norfolk andcontinue after 7 p.m. at the church with a 7:30 p.m. rosary.
He died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Faith Regional Health Services eastcampus.
The son of Ivo and Mamie (Pros) Cruse was born Dec. 20, 1924, atOmaha. He graduated from Holy Name High School in Omaha in 1942, thenserved in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943-46 during World War II.After returning from military service, he attended Omaha University.
On June 17, 1950, he married Mardelle Armbruster at St. Peter'sCatholic Church in Stanton. He was stationed at Forbes Air Force Basein Topeka, Kan., during the Korean War from 1951-52.
He began working for the Wagner Corporation, then was employed bySidles, both in Omaha. He then owned and operated a Ben Franklinvariety store in Denver and Brookfield, MO.
In 1973, he became associated with Equitable Life Assurance Society inNorfolk. He served as district manager for the company beforeretiring in 1987.
Mr. Cruse was a member of Sacred Heart-St. Mary's Parish and Knightsof Columbus third degree. He was also a member of American LegionPost 16. He had been a member of Rotary International since 1960,serving as past president and district governor's representative. Hewas a former Scout leader and a member of the 49'ers Square DanceClub.
Survivors include his wife; one son and his wife, James and Rena ofScottsdale, Ariz.; one daughter and her husband, Sally and WilliamBeardslee of Irving, Texas; one sister, Rosemary Vamosi of Omaha; andfour grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.
Facts
  • 20 DEC 1924 - Birth - ; Omaha, Nebraska
  • MAY 2000 - Burial - ; Hillcrest Cem., Norfolk, NE.
  • 09 MAY 2000 - Death - ; Norfolk, Nebraska
  • 05 APR 2003 - Record Change -
  • Occupation - Insurance Representative
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Robert I Cruse
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Ivo Cruse
Birth
Death
Marriageto Mamie Pros
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Mamie Pros
Birth
Death
Marriageto Ivo Cruse
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MRobert I Cruse
Birth20 DEC 1924Omaha, Nebraska
Death09 MAY 2000Norfolk, Nebraska
Marriage17 JUN 1950to Mardelle Armbruster at Stanton, NE.
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Robert I Cruse
Birth20 DEC 1924Omaha, Nebraska
Death09 MAY 2000 Norfolk, Nebraska
Marriage17 JUN 1950to Mardelle Armbruster at Stanton, NE.
FatherIvo Cruse
MotherMamie Pros
PARENT (F) Mardelle Armbruster
Birth13 FEB 1928Stanton, Nebraska
Death09 MAR 2002 Irving, Texas
Marriage17 JUN 1950to Robert I Cruse at Stanton, NE.
FatherSigmund Frederick Armbruster
MotherRuth Sarah McGonigal
CHILDREN
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage02 JAN 1993to Private at Catholic Church, Las Vegas, Nevada
Marriage14 FEB 1979to Vikki Cihlar (Div) at Omaha, NE.
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage18 JUL 1981to William Beardslee at StMaryCathCh., Norfolk, NE.
Descendancy Chart
Robert I Cruse b: 20 DEC 1924 d: 09 MAY 2000
Mardelle Armbruster b: 13 FEB 1928 d: 09 MAR 2002