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Obituary for Patricia "Pat" Kruse (Daly)

Patricia “Pat” Kruse (nee Daly) passed away June 26 at the age of 86. She was a South Side Irish girl with a delightful gift of gab and a natural talent for connecting with people and sharing stories. Born to Allen and Evelyn Daly and raised with her 4 sisters in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago, Pat attended Our Lady of Peace Grammar School, Aquinas High School, and Chicago Teacher’s College. She and the love of her life Don (Whitey) Kruse raised their family in South Holland and built many long-term friendships, while Pat also taught primary education and ESL. She will be missed by her daughters Jill (Bruce) Vierck and Pam (Bob) Conlon; her grandchildren Kaley (Andy) Johnson, Erin (Drew) Tierney, James Vierck, Patrick (Katie) Conlon, Jenna Vierck, and Jack (Alyssa) Conlon; her great-grandchildren Ruby and Sullivan Tierney, Josie Johnson, and Cillian and Brooke Conlon; her sister Carole (Jim) Morrissey; her brother-in-law Lew Monckton; and her many nieces and nephews. We can only imagine the reunion with those that preceded her in death, including her beloved husband; her son, Donald “Donnie” Kruse; her mother and father; her sisters and brothers-in-law Connie and Jim McNamara, Sharon and Armand Girard, Denise “Deedee” Kirby, and Gerry Kirby; and many others who will be glad to sit down for a chat and a glass of the bubbly. A visitation will be held August 5 at 10:00am, followed by a funeral mass at 11:30am, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 8404 S. Cass Ave. Darien. Interment Bronswood Cemetery Oak Brook. Funeral Info: 708 429-3200