Veona Wanda (Vollertsen) Kruse, 95, of Syracuse, was born June 15, 1923, on a farm south of Dunbar, to Elmer and Marie (Schroeder) Vollertsen. She passed away on July 7, 2018, in Syracuse.
Veona married Ernest H. Kruse on Oct. 6, 1943, at Leesville, La., while he was serving in the Army during WWII. Following the war they returned to farming at Syracuse and had two children Linda and Dale.
Veona was a Member of St. John’s UCC – Syracuse, American Legion Post 100 Auxiliary, Mid-County VFW 5547 Auxiliary, Laff-a lot club, community volunteer and several card groups.
She was proceeded in death by her husband Ernest and daughter-in-law Darline (Wilken) Kruse. She is survived by her children Linda (Jim) Dockery of Eagle, Dale (Nancy) Kruse of Beatrice; grandchildren Jason (Alexia) Bolt of West Palm Beach, Fla., Dacia Kruse of Lincoln, Rachel (Willis) Scofield of Lincoln, and Tai Kruse of San Antonio, Texas; great grandchildren Ashlyn & Ella Drews of Lincoln, Addison & Wyatt Scofield of Lincoln, Harrison, Warner & Scarlett Bolt of West Palm Beach, Fla.; step grandchildren Deanna (Jason) Rinehart of Ft. Collins, Colo., Kim (Casey) Russman of Gothenburg; step great grandchildren Will & Wes Rinehart of Ft. Collins, Colo., Jace & Hayden Russman of Gothenburg.
Funeral service are scheduled for Friday, July 13, at 2 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Syracuse. Burial will be at Park Hill cemetery.
Visitation was to be Thursday, July 12, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Fusselman-Allen-Harvey F.H. in Syracuse.
 Memorials are suggested to St. John’s UCC. Condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com