Age 68, died Friday, November 20, 2020. She was born August 19, 1952 in Adrian, Michigan, the daughter of Gerald & Shirley Jean (Thurman) Bower. Susan graduated from Manchester High School in 1971. She ran an in-home daycare for over 25 years. When Susan and her husband, Jim, moved to Jackson, she worked for Lowes for over 10 years before she retired. Susan provided a safe, welcoming home for her girls' friends. She was an avid crocheter, and enjoyed bingo and bowling. Susan loved animals and always had cats in the house.
On January 27, 1973, she married James Alfred Kruse in Manchester, and he survives. She is also survived by her daughters, Julie Kruse of Jackson, Diana (Zach Teitler) Kruse of Boise, ID, Donna Wahr of Jackson; 4 grandchildren, Michael Wahr, Jason Wahr, James Teitler and Cordelia Teitler. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Mark, Stanley, and Ralph.
The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, November 24. Due to Covid restrictions, please call 475-1551 to schedule a time to greet the family. A celebration of life will be held in the Spring.
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