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Obituary for Frances Josephine Kruse (Harrington)

Kruse, Frances “Frankie” Josephine (Harrington) age 92, of Chanhassen, MN passed into eternal life on Sunday, March 27, 2022 after a three-month battle with multiple myeloma. Her husband and four children were at her side as she entered the kingdom of heaven. Frankie was born during the Depression, in her aunt’s house in Le Sueur, Minnesota on February 10, 1930. She lost her father, Michael Francis, at only two months of age, and was orphaned at 15 when her mother Regina Frances also died. Frankie was a switchboard operator for Northwestern Bell in her twenties, and then after raising her kids worked a much more updated call center for Target Corporation, where she retired after 12 years at age 62. Unable to afford college herself, Frankie was especially proud to provide financial assistance that put her four children and all seven grandchildren through college. She loved basketball (especially Timberwolves, Xavier, Marquette and Creighton games), dogs, music, fashion, going “landboating” in her convertible, saying the rosary, and most of all her husband and family. Frankie will be deeply missed by the love of her life and husband of 64.5 years, James; children, Terri (Bill) Aberg, Kathy Clements (Patrick), Jackie (John) Schneider and Doug (Corae) Kruse; grandchildren, David (Brittany), Mara (Patrick), Sarah (Dan), Nicole (Martin), James, Collin & Carter; great grandchildren, Max, Andi, Nash & Jackson, and many extended family members. In addition to her parents, Frankie was predeceased by her sister Mary, mother and father-in-law Ann & Martin, and son-in-law Paul. Our thanks to the wonderful people at Allina Hospice and Carebuilders. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, 11 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 13505 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka. Visitation, Monday, 4-7 PM at Huber Funeral Home,16394 Glory Lane, Eden Prairie and also one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday, April 5th. Private family inurnment at Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery, New Hope. Memorials preferred to Food For the Poor