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“To the Kruzich Family, You are all in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time. George was such a kind man.He always had a pleasant smile on his...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Elise - Centerville, KS - Friend

“Ann, please know my family and I send our deepest sympathy to you and yours . . . . . ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Eleanor Ferren - Austin, TX

“Will always have the best memories of Uncle George. So sorry for you loss. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Lorraine Fischer - Jarrell, TX

“My sympathy goes out to the whole Kruzich Family. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Janice Shahan

“We were sorry to read of George's passing. We remember his smile from our CHS class of 1955. May your memories give you much joy during this time...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Edward and Janet O'Hair - IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers be sent for the family. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa (Holmes) Van Houten - IA

“My deepest sympathies to the Kruzich family for your loss. I've enjoyed visiting with George over many years and catching up on the family and...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Kelli (Banks) McCarty - Atchison, KS

“So sorry to hear off your loss. Our hearts go out to your family. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Joe & Shelley Royer - Indianola, IA

“My grandfather, Mike Kruzich and my father George Kruzich as well as myself descend from this same ancestral lineage. Mike chose to live in Caspian,...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Noreen Kruzich - Caspian, MI

“Anne and family so very sorry about your loss ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Joe and Vicki Raley - Brooksville, FL

“Matt, so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost both my parents this year - it's not easy..... still, but I read something just the other day.... "Pain...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Jim and Joni Wilson - MO

“My condolences to Ann, Mark, Jolynn . Joey and the rest of the family. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Linda Moore - Des Moines, IA

“My heartfelt sympathies to the Kruzich family. George was indeed a family man and I know he will be dearly missed. Hugs to my good friend, Susan. ...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Jennifer Daniels - Novinger, MO

“My heart goes out to your family. Hugs, Jodi Guess Scruggs ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Jodi Guess Scruggs - Lees Summit, MO

“We are so sorry for your loss...D ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Larry&Mary Shondel - Centerville, IA

“Thinking of the Kruzich family and sorry to learn about George's passing. Love, Glee & Donna Guess ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Glee and Donna Guess - Albany, MO

“Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed visiting with George at the Kingdom Hall, he always had a smile on his face. He...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Karla (Banks) James - Kirksville, MO

“George was such a nice man, I always enjoyed visiting with him. I'm so sorry for your loss, he will be missed. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Kayla (Banks) Beck - IA - Friend


George Kruzich, age 78, of Seymour, Iowa, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa.

George was born August 15, 1937, in Diamond, Iowa, the son of John Paul and Rose Elizabeth (Watts) Kruzich. George attended country school in Diamond, Brazil, Plano, and graduated from Centerville High School in 1955. He was united in marriage to Hazel Anne Ferren on November 1, 1958 at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Mystic, Iowa. From this union, there were four children, Mark, Diana, Susan, and Matt.

He joined the United States Air Force on July 26, 1955, and was stationed at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. He was honorably discharged from active duty on July 25, 1963. George then worked for Mott Construction for many years operating a scraper. Later, he worked for Rinehart Construction.

George loved sports and was an avid Kansas City Royal's fan. He enjoyed watching both his children and grand children participate in numerous sporting events. He would make a night of it, going to the Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity games. He coached Pee Wee, Little League, and Babe Ruth baseball with fellow coaches Don Banning, Max Rash, and Russ Parker. In his latter years, he sat up in the top bleacher section of the Lakeview Gym, cheering on his son Matt, while he coached the Centerville Big Red Basketball team. He also loved attending all of the Seymour Football games, cheering away, as his son Mark coached.

George is survived by his wife, Anne; his children and their wives, Mark (Jolynn) Kruzich of Centerville, IA, Diana (David) Neubauer of Ogden, IA, Susan (Allen) Ruhnke of West Des Moines, IA, and Matt (Ann) Kruzich of Centerville, IA; grandkids, Joe (Rachel) Kruzich, Shannon (Mike) Peter, Nick (Kate) Kruzich, Kenzie Kruzich, Tucker Bratz, Maddison (Andrew) Bratz-Stubblefield, John Duley, Morgan Duley, and Brianna Popejoy; and his brothers, John Kruzich and Mark Kruzich.

George was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose; and a brother, Milton (Mick) Kruzich.

There will be no services at this time. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory of Centerville, Iowa has been entrusted with caring for the Kruzich family. Memorials have been established to the Centerville Big Red Booster Club, the Seymour Warrior Booster Club, Mercy Hospice of Johnston, Iowa, or to the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses, Centerville, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 South 18th St. Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.