Larry Dean Krusie, 83, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Oldorf Hospice House of Hiawatha. A visitation will be on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories Stateroom from 4-7pm. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11 AM at First Presbyterian Church. Following the service, burial will be in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Larry Dean Krusie was born on December 8, 1934; the son of Louis and Tressa (Folton) Krusie. He graduated from Lena High School in Lena, IL. Larry proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Jean Edith Fishburn on September 6, 1958 in Freeport, IL. Larry’s passion was building, restoring, and repairing pipe organs. He apprenticed with Richard Dirksen, owner of the Freeport Organ Company and later purchased the company in partnership with Donald Diestelmeier. He was a member of the Elks Club and the American Guild of Organists, he enjoyed fishing with his kids and later grandchildren and dearly loved spending time with his loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Louis Krusie.
Left to cherish Larry’s memories are his wife Jean Krusie of Cedar Rapids; Steve (Kathy) Krusie of Indianapolis, IN, Richard (Lisa) Krusie of Marion and Laura (Paul) Williams of Cedar Rapids; seven grandchildren, Megan (Bill) Winfrey, Jason Krusie, Jamie (Corey) Moore, Mason Krusie, Shelby Williams, Bonnie Williams and Tamra Williams.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church towards the new organ in Larry’s name.