Ann E. Kruse, age 82, of Defiance, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at Mercy Defiance Hospital.
She was born July 13, 1937, in Continental, Ohio, to the late Wilbur and Marcella (King) Kruse. Surviving are a brother Ron (Marge) Kruse, as well as nephew David (Sue) Kruse, nieces Beth Kruse, and Marti (Tony) Price, 9 great nieces and nephews, and 4 great- great nieces. She was predeceased by best friend Mel Heckler.
Ann graduated from Continental High School and attended Ohio Northern University and Bowling Green State University. She spent her entire career working at Sylvania Electric (Phillips Electric) in Ottawa in the payroll department. She was a tremendous athlete and competed for many years on bowling leagues. Ann also enjoyed traveling and wintering in Palmetto, Florida.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A Memorial Service will follow at 4:00 pm at Schaffer Funeral Home, with Deb Miller officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Monroe Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Continental Public Library, 301 S. 6th Street, Continental, OH 45831. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.