Ruth Elizabeth Kruckeberg

Moro | Thursday, April 3 2014

Ruth Elizabeth Kruckeberg, 89, went to be with the Lord at 8:25 am Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation with her family by her side.

She was born on October 18, 1924 in Burlington, IA, the daughter of Leslie and Agnes (Peirson) Eden. 

She married Walter Kruckeberg on February 19, 1950 in Burlington, Iowa.  He preceded her in death on April 5, 2009.

Ruth was a nurse in the Army Corp from 1942 to 1944.  She was a dedicated nurse at St. Anthony’s Hospital for 30 years. She was an active church member of St. John’s United Church of Christ of Midway, where she enjoyed being a member of the Bell Choir, women’s guild and the quilting group.  She was a volunteer for the Hitz Home Auxiliary in Alhambra, providing meals on wheels for the elderly, teaching adults to read and much more throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed her flower garden and watching the birds at her bird feeder, sewing and most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by four children and their spouses, Kathi & Stan Zakrzewski of Alton, Thomas & Johanna Kruckeberg of Coralville, IA, Karl & Terry Kruckeberg of White Hall and Richard & Robin Kruckeberg of Sullivan, IL and ten grandchildren and their spouses, Chris & Lynell Kruckeberg, Kurt Kruckeberg and Dave Morgan, Anna Zakrzewski, Brad and Cara Zakrzewski, Sam Kruckeberg, Dan Kruckeberg, Emily and Michael Pisani, Sidney Goad, Keegan Kruckeberg and Alex Kruckeberg.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a brother, John Eden and three sisters, Anita Korf, Gertrude Campbell and Mary Mullendore.

Visitation will be from 10 am until services at 11 am Monday April 7, 2014 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto with Pastor Lori Schaefer officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Capital Campaign at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Midway.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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