Joseph E. Kruise

Joseph E. Kruise, 71, Altoona, passed away Sunday at home.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Semelsberger) Kruise. He was twice married, first to Dorothy Hoff, then to Ann Decker, both of whom survive.

Also surviving are a daughter, Kimberly Kruise; a granddaughter, Sarah McLellan; a sister, Loretta Stegman; and a brother, Donald.

He was preceded in death by eight siblings: Richard, Oren, Mary, Kenneth, Robert, Joan, Hilda and Carol.

Joseph retired from Grannas Bros. as a truck driver. He was a social member of the Altoona VFW and a member of the Bellwood Eagles. He enjoyed camping.

Friends will be received from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at Santella Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. by Father David Rizzo. Committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery.

In memory of Joseph, donations may be given to the American Cancer Society.