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Frances "Toni" Kruize

May 15, 1931 - December 10, 2013 <-

Frances “Toni” Kruize, 82, Wahpeton, ND, formerly of Rosholt, SD, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND.

Funeral services were Saturday, December 14, at 10:00 a.m. at Bethania Lutheran Church in Rosholt with Rev. Nancy Quatier officiating. Music was provided by organist Lana Sand.

Burial will be at a later date in the Hillside Cemetery, Rosholt. Honorary urn bearers were Toni’s grandchildren, Carrie Kruize, Sherry Lambrecht and Carl Kruize. Active urn bearer was her grandson, Matthew Kruize.

Visitation was Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Eggers Funeral Home in Rosholt.

Frances Lucille was born May 15, 1931, in Wheaton, MN, to Charlie and Mary (Garrison) Voss. She attended rural school at Crawford and high school in Rosholt. After her brothers left for the war during World War II, Toni worked on the family farm. She then worked at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. On December 5, 1952, Toni married William Kruize in Rosholt. They lived in Colorado and Wyoming while Bill was employed in the oil fields. Later, they moved to Rosholt where Toni was employed at the Rosholt Care Center for over 30 years. Bill passed away September 29, 1999. In 2000, Toni moved to Wahpeton to be closer to her grandchildren.

Toni’s hobbies included fishing, doing needlepoint, reading and baking. She also enjoyed volunteering at the food pantry in Wahpeton.

Survivors include two sons, Larry (Ida) Kruize of Sterling, CO, and Kevin Kruize of Wheaton, MN; a daughter-in-law, Carol Kruize of Wahpeton; four grandchildren, Matthew Kruize of Wahpeton, Sherry (Jeremiah) Lambrecht of Sterling, Carrie Kruize of Fargo, and Carl Kruize of Sterling; a great-grandson, Gunnar; and a sister, Veoma Renelt of Rosholt.

Toni was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; two sons, Steve and John; sisters, Ardella, Ethel, Rosella; and brothers, Grover, Fredrick and Donald



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