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Dennis J. Kruzel, 66

Dennis J. Kruzel, age 66, of Howard Lake, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at his home. Dennis battled courageously against Lou Gehrig’s disease. His fighting spirit was evident until the bitter end.

A Celebration of Life service will take place Saturday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Delano.

Dennis was born Aug. 13, 1946, in Hutchinson, the son of Joseph and Hattie Kruzel.

He was united in marriage to Judy Bock Oct. 15, 1966, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Delano. This union was blessed with two sons, Brian and Mike.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Hattie Kruzel; a brother, Ivan Kruzel; and his son, Brian Kruzel.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Kruzel; son Mike Kruzel and wife Jennifer; granddaughters Katie Kruzel and McKenna Kruzel; sister Jeanne Zick and husband, Darrold; nephew Matt Sauerbrey; brother in-law Butch Meyer and wife, Diane; sister-in-law Beverly Speckel and husband, Ray; and a host of friends and relatives.