Roy Kruse

Roy Hans Kruse, 77, renowned Chicago architect passed died on Nov. 13, 2018. An Eagle Scout and graduate of IIT, he was a mentor to young architects. He was an avid sailor and commodore of the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club. An art and Symphony enthusiast, he was also a history buff and the best family handyman. A truly wonderful man, he was dearly loved.

Roy Kruse was the husband of Marie, the father of Matthew Kruse, Jennifer Kruse, and Amy (Scott) Nixon; Grandpa of Rose, Claire and Jack Flanigan, Aidan and Annie Kruse and Benjamin and Emily Nixon; brother of Elaine Aicher; and uncle to 12 nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation was held on Nov. 17 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home. A memorial service was held Nov. 18 at United Lutheran Church, Oak Park. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to WTTW, Habitat for Humanity, and/or Unity Temple Restoration Foundation may be made in Roy’s name.  

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