He was born in 1929, in Boelus, Nebraska, and graduated from Boelus High School, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern University with a master’s degree. In addition to serving as a United Methodist minister in Omaha, Kruse was also a former pastor in other Nebraska counties and held other positions in the church. He published three works: Paradise on the Prairie, We Are the Church, and Omaha: The Prairie Blossoms.
He was elected in 2000 to represent the 13th Nebraska legislative district and reelected in 2004. He currently is the vice chairperson of the Appropriations committee.
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- "Nebraska Unicameral Legislature". Sen. Lowen Kruse. Retrieved March 15, 2006.
- Lowen Kruse website.