Douglas Lee Kruse was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 6, 1947. He passed away in Bay City, MI on January 2, 2016. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam and was a member of the American Legion. Doug was proud to be a member of the Bay County Sports Hall of Fame for softball. He was an avid softball and blooperball player and an accomplished bowler.
He is survived by his wife, the former Pamela K. Zwayer whom he married April 5, 1969. He also leaves two children: Leigh Kruse and Christopher (Kimberly) Kruse, two grandsons Colin and Jacob Kruse and a granddaughter Kate Kruse yet to be born, a sister Cheryl (Mike) Ramsden and a brother Edward (Daniela) Kruse.
The family will receive friends at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. with military honors at 5 p.m. by the Bay County Veterans Council. Those who so desire may make contributions to the Karmanos Cancer Institute-Bay Region, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation-The Heroes Tributes Scholarship for Children of the Wounded or a charity of the donor’s choice.