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of Buffalo, MN

April 5, 1929 – May 7, 2024


Monday, May 13, 2024

one hour prior to the service

Buffalo Ev. Covenant Church – Buffalo, MN

Memorial Service

Monday, May 13, 2024

11:00 a.m.

Buffalo Ev. Covenant Church – Buffalo, MN

Private Family Interment

Swedish Mission Cemetery – Buffalo, MN

Dolores Theresa Kruck, age 95 of Buffalo, MN a devoted servant of God, went to be with her Jesus on May 7, 2024.

She was born the daughter of Henry & Margaret (Briggs) Herbst on April 5, 1929 in Minneapolis, MN.  Dolores and Bob were united in marriage on August 21, 1948 and this union was blessed with the birth of three sons.

Dolores was known for her steadfast commitment to her faith and in studying and teaching God’s word. Her home became a sanctuary for those who had recently found their faith in Jesus Christ. With open arms and a warm heart, Dolores welcomed new believers into her home for Bible studies and discipleship, where the living room and dining room would overflow.

A true prayer warrior, Dolores had a profound impact on countless lives through her fervent prayers. Her dedication to interceding for others inspired many, and her absence leaves a void in the prayer community. Who will rise to take her place and continue her legacy of prayer?

Dolores was part of the group that founded the Assembly of God Church in Buffalo, MN.  A self-taught pianist, she used her talent to uplift others, playing for nursing homes and revivals, spreading joy and comfort through her music.

Dolores cherished the simple joys of life, especially the time spent by the lake at her home. Her home was always filled with fellowship of friends and family gathered to share life together.

Dolores will be deeply missed and is survived by her husband of 75 years, Robert Kruck; sons, Larry Kruck and Robert (Kristine) Kruck; 13 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, Henry & Margaret; sister, Mary Hendren; son, Randy Kruck; daughters-in-law, Beverly Kruck and Susan Kruck; great grandson, Henry Kruck.



8 Guestbook Entries

  1. Patricia Peterson

    You made a difference in my life. Kind, generous, not afraid to speak the Truth. I am so blessed you were part of my life

  2. Deone Bayliss

    thank you

  3. Susan Morrissette

    So thankful you were a part of my extended family. Always an inspiration and blessing to me. Your caring nature, sweet spirit, and gentle heart always made me feel loved, even through all my struggles. Never judge mental, only supportive in a Jesus kind of way. You’ve left a legacy of what it is to be a Godly woman, the kind I want to be. I loved you and will continue to live you like a second mother…..💔

  4. Rev John and Sharon Farina

    She was such a precious lady such a joy to know her!

  5. Denise & Dewey Spike

    Delores was always an inspiration to us. Ready to give a helping hand, words of wisdom, or an occasional song or two. I will always fondly remember our lake times, garden times, and music times together. She was and is one of God’s diamonds. I look forward to seeing her again on the other side. Enjoy being in God’s presence, Delores. Until then, much love.

  6. Susie Czanstkowski

    Countless times my Mom’s phone rang as Delores called as apart of the “prayer chain” to pass on prayer requests of those in need 🙏!
    Thank you Jesus for this precious lady’s prayers for me♡

  7. Rich Scherber

    Dolores’s life touched thousands. She was part of the street outreach that brought me to Christ back in the early 1970’s. She was there as I gave my heart to the Lord while sitting on the trunk of my car loaded with a half kilo of marijuana and a whole bag of LSD pills to sell at party that night. She was a gutsy woman who wasn’t afraid to go right out on the streets with her husband Bob to share Christ with anyone she met. She would even welcome strangers into her home. I remember Just weeks after I accepted Christ, a group of other new converts and I were invited out to her home for fellowship and to be baptized in the Lake. Her love, support and welcoming spirit had a huge impact on my life during those early years. She was mom to everyone, especially to all those long-haired hippies who accepted Christ in the early 1970’s and 1980’s. This year I celebrate 50 years of full-time ministry. Few people have had such a great impact on my life spiritually as the Kruck and Hendren families. As encouraging mentors, they taught me one important lesson: now that you have found the pearl of great price, go share that good news with someone else.

  8. Dan Gutknecht

    Sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. May the Lord bestow strength and comfort in this difficult time.


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