Donna was born in Minnesota in 1930 and passed away surrounded by her beloved family on Dec. 8, 2022. She is survived by her lifetime husband Arnold F Kruse and her six children, Phillip Kruse, Karen Goheen, Kathie Kruse, David Kruse, Daniel Kruse, and Kimberly Frey. Preceded in death by her son Paul Kruse. She last lived in Kenmore at the time of death, but had a home up Twisp River Road where she lived on and off for 20 years, enjoying her family and the great outdoors here.
Being an only child of a single mother, she initially aspired to have 12 children, but after seven, found contentment with the blessings of grandchildren to complete her heart’s desire to “fill her quiver.” Along the way Donna loved people of every race, age and creed. She regularly adopted friends as family, celebrated the cultures of the world and wrapped her arms around her in-laws and all the grandchildren the brought her. With her husband she traveled across the states many times in their retirement visiting friends and family, blessing them, and being blessed by them.
Donna enjoyed baking, reading, writing letters, and attending music and sporting events of her children and grandchildren. She always pushed the limits of her abilities on the job, on roller skates, sleds, trails and around the house. Donna loved the Lord Jesus with all her mind, heart, and soul. She took great joy in singing the hymns of old, studying the Word of God and listening to the wisdom of mature pastors. She prayed diligently for the salvation of all those she loved, especially her children and grandchildren, whom she longs to see again in Heaven. May the love she shared continue to comfort the hearts of those still here on earth.