Dolores A. (Dolly) Kruse, age 79, of Waupaca, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Crossroads Care Center in Weyauwega. Dolly was born in Larium, MI on August 19, 1937, the daughter of the late Frank and Julia (Barrish) Procto. On May 13, 1980, she married Steven A. Kruse in Oklahoma City, OK. She was a CNA for many years in nursing homes, hospitals and finally in home health care. She loved her cats, especially “Baby Icky”. Dolly had a several year battle with “Progressive Supranuclear Palsy” and was a fighter to the end. She was a loving and caring Mom, always very supportive of her family. Dolly is survived by her husband: Steven Kruse, Waupaca; her children: Kimberly (Mike) Miller, Mosinee; Cary (Guy) Ludwig, Appleton; Dawn (Ron) Mann, Warren, MI; Austin (JC) Basford, Palm Springs, CA and Toni (Vern) Parson, St. Petersburg, FL; her grandchildren: Christopher Anderson, Jason (Cheryl) Anderson, Melanie (Mike) Hirte, Carlie (Josh) Pawlosky, Lorie (Brandon) Schmitz, Alison Mann, Kyle Mann, Justin Basford, Brittany Parson, Taylor Murphy, Brian Parson and Clinton Parson and numerous great grandchildren. Dolly was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and 3 brothers. Memorial services will be held later in the spring. Mom is at peace now. Her pain and suffering is now over. We love you, Mom…..until we meet again. SAFELY HOME I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, Every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, Safely home in Heaven at last.