Timothy Kruse

Timothy Paul Kruse Sr.

Thursday, January 30th, 1941 - Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
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Timothy P. Kruse, Sr. 78 of Hebron, KY passed away March 3, 2019. He was the only child of the late Virginia and Harold Kruse. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Burlington, KY. Tim graduated from Covington Latin School and Thomas More College. He spent over 51 years in the grocery industry and was directly involved in Kroger’s ground-breaking programs such as electronic ordering and product scanning. At the age of 22, he was the youngest store manager for Albers Supermarkets. Tim was the Director of Merchandising for Thriftway Supermarkets for 15 years. He left to join SuperValu Inc. where he spent the last 25 years of his career as the Director of Marketing Development. After retirement he was instrumental in assisting Jungle Jim in opening his second Jungle Jim’s International Market in Eastgate, OH. Tim was an avid golfer and had 3 holes-in-one during his life. He took great pleasure in playing golf with his four sons. He enjoyed reading, cooking, riding his Airdyne exercise bike and spending holidays with his family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margie (Toerner) Kruse and his four sons; Tim (Ann) Kruse, Jr., Kevin (Kendra) Kruse, M.D., Brian (Stephanie) Kruse, Shaun (Amy) Kruse. Nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on March 9, 2019 at 10:00 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 5876 Veterans Way, Burlington, KY 41005. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at SerenityFuneralCare.com
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    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
    5876 Veterans Way
    BURLINGTON, KY 51005
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Susan Stewart

Posted at 08:02am
Tim was a gentleman in every sense of the word. I am so sorry for his passing.


Posted at 01:10pm
several years ago I was standing on the first tee at meadow00d golf course with our 4some when I heard someone holler my name. when I turned I saw a former neighbor that I had not seen in over 20years. TIM KRUSE! after we shook hands and hugged, he joined us, and from that day on TIM played golf with us once or twice every week until he was no longer able. to say he was competitive is putting it mildly, but what really mattered is what aiclassy gentleman he was. that small nitch of time I had to spend with TIM, I will never forget. we lost a great guy and one I truly called a friend. Hank Mayleben.

Raymond (Ray) Smith

Posted at 10:12pm
A perfect gentleman, on and off the golf course. Rigorous competitor and a bright conversationalist. So happy to have met and had time with Tim through our mutual friend and my high school classmate, Hank Mayleben. Tim may have a little trouble on those heavenly courses, especially with Our Lord in the foursome. He apparently makes a hole-in-one on every shot, so goes the old joke.
Rest in peace, Hawk, but don't miss any tee times. Your friend, Ray...aka, Falcon.

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