Sept. 7, 1952 – June 16, 2016
Mark Kruse, 63, of Gardnerville passed peacefully in his home with his wife at his side on June 16, 2016. Mark was born on Sept. 7, 1952, in Gilroy, CA to Ann and Charles Kruse. Growing up, his family lived in various locations
across California and Nevada.Mark graduated from Sparks High School and attended UNR.In September of 1972 at a church dance in Squaw Valley, he met and later married the love of his life, Sue Kruse. Mark and Sue celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in October 2015. Mark spent his career in the grocery industry, both retail and sales. He loved spending time outdoors, enjoying local hiking, fishing and hunting but especially Mark loved his God. He is survived by his loving wife, Susan and sons: Matthew (Allison) and granddaughters Leah and Ava; Frederick (Lori Ann); Steven; Joseph; and Nathaniel and daughters: Lisa: and Laura Schaller (Zachary); and Mark’s mother Ann Pazek, and his sisters, Kathy Anderson (Dennis), Karen Gonzales and Kris Zasadney (Leon).A private memorial service and dedication was held on June 22, 2016 at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernery, NV.Mark was a good and loving husband, father and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.