Lowen Kruse

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Lowen Kruse (February 25, 1929 – November 24, 2017) was 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.[1] Kruse was a minister for the United Methodist Church in the Nebraska Conference from 1956-1994.[2] He was married to Ruth (Wallis) Kruse for 61 years, from 1956 until his death.[3]

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 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.

Kruse died on November 24, 2017, at the age of 88.[4]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Former state senator plans to chat about Legislature". Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Kruse, Lowen V." Omaha.com. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  3. ^ "Kruse, Lowen V." Omaha.com. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  4. ^ "Lowen V Kruse". Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  1. "Nebraska Unicameral Legislature". Sen. Lowen Kruse. Archived from the original on February 19, 2006. Retrieved March 15, 2006.
  2. "Nebraska State Senator Ret., Rev. Lowen Kruse". Retrieved November 26, 2017.