Lowen Kruse

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Lowen Kruse (born 1929) is a politician from the U.S. state of Nebraska From 2001 to 2009, he represented the 13th District, consisting of part of Omaha, Nebraska, in the Nebraska Legislature. Kruse is a retired minister for Omaha First United Methodist Church.

Kruse 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.

In 2000, Kruse was elected to represent the 13th Nebraska legislative district. He was reelected in 2004. In the Legislature, he served as vice chairperson of the Appropriations Committee.

Preceded by
Dan Lynch
Nebraska state senator-district 13
Succeeded by
Tanya Cook

See also[edit]


  1. "Nebraska Unicameral Legislature". Sen. Lowen Kruse. Retrieved March 15, 2006.