Robert E. Kreutz

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Robert Edward Kreutz
Born (1922-03-21)March 21, 1922
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Died April 7, 1996(1996-04-07) (aged 74)
Denver, Colorado

Robert Edward Kreutz (March 21, 1922 – April 7, 1996) was an American composer of Roman Catholic liturgical worship music. He graduated from Aquinas High School in 1940. Robert Kreutz studied music at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois and at the University of California-Los Angeles. He was best known for the Eucharistic hymn: Gift of Finest Wheat which was first performed at the International Eucharistic Congress in 1976, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kreutz also wrote many other hymns including "Bread of Love", "Rise, O Lord" and others. He was an accomplished choir director at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Lakewood, Colorado for more than 30 years.

Kreutz was the father of nine children. The mother of these children, and wife of Robert, was Evelyn Kreutz. They had three boys: Mark, Scott, and Robert. The six other children were all female. Mary, Karen, Gina, Terri, Jackie, and Jill were their female children.


  • Robert Kreutz Biography
  • 'Aquinas Report', Aquinas High School, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 'Grad's music heralds 3 Papal visits Robert Kreutz leaves legacy of music including Gifts of Finest Wheat, written by Laura Pavela, class of 1999, Summer, 1996, pg. 8.

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