Auburn – Kay Adele Kruse, 74 died Monday June 20, 2022 at her home with her family after a four year battle with cancer. She was born November 12, 1947 in Allegan, Michigan to Maurice and Lenore (Hazelrigg) Yerden. Kay was a homemaker and a Home School pioneer. She taught and instructed for 25 years. Kay was a very committed and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a devoted Christian Lady. She was a member of County Line church of God for over 50 years. She served her church as a Sunday school Superintendent and director of special music, She was a talented and lifelong singer. She sang for many local events and sang with the Symphonettes Trio when she attended Anderson College. She belonged to the Bloomin Buds Home Demonstration Club and served as an officer for several years for the Indiana Assembly Women’s Club. She was a former President and is in the Hall of Fame of the Indiana Auctioneers Women’s Auxiliary. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Auctioneers Auxiliary. She belonged to the DeKalb County Republican Women’s Club and served as a Delegate several times to the Indiana Republican Convention. Kay married Dennis Kruse on December 22, 1968 in the County Line Church of God and he survives in Auburn. Also surviving are 4 sons and daughter-in-laws, Matthew and Michelle Kruse of Auburn, John and Abby Kruse of Auburn, Tim and Marybeth Kruse of Monte Cristi, DR and Daniel Webster Kruse of Auburn; 12 grandchildren, Caleb Kruse, Michael Kruse, Jackson Kruse, Goldie Kruse, James Kruse, Samuel Kruse, Honey Kruse, Coco Kruse, Jaunpablo Kruse, Sunshine Kruse, Charlotte Kruse and Emeth Kruse; brother and his wife, Frank and Ruth Yerden of Portland, Oregon; sister and her husband, Connie and Mike Jensen of Logan, Utah; Brothers and sisters in law, Dean Kruse, David and Pat Kruse, Diann and Steve Ferris, Daniel J and Candy Kruse and Debra and Mike Shoaff. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother and sister in laws, Derald and Jackie Kruse. Services will be 11 am Saturday July 2, 2022 at County Line Church of God with Rev Stuart Kruse and Rev Dane Kruse officiating. Burial will follow the service in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. Calling is Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the church and also 1 hour prior to the service Saturday from 10 to 11 at the church. Memorials can be given in Kay’s memory to J. Kruse Education Center for a career coaching scholarship, 5634 Opportunity Blvd, Auburn, IN 46706. Feller and Clark Funeral Home of Auburn is assisting the family with arrangements. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.