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November 2, 1961 – Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Service Information
Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo
Saturday, February 16, 2013
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Saturday, February 16, 2013
1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Susan Lee Kruck, age 51, of Buffalo passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at her residence. She fought a long courageous battle with cancer for three plus years.

She was born on November 2, 1961 in Marquette, Michigan the daughter of Daniel & Carol Holritz Berg.

Susan graduated from North High School.

On February 15, 1986, Susan was joined in marriage to Larry R. Kruck at Merritt Island, Florida.

Susan loved life! She had a deep love for her children and would do anything for them and other people that she cared about. Susan lived life to the fullest and always had a smile on her face and she was very strong willed. She also enjoyed fishing.

Survived by children: John “Ryan” McDonald of Richfield, Andrew Kruck of Monticello, Travis Kruck, Gina Kruck and Angelica Kruck all of Buffalo; a grandson: Carter Kruck of Rockford; brothers: Tim Berg of Buffalo and Scottie Berg of Mound; sisters: Patty Greene of Maple Grove and Kristy Baker of Minneapolis; foster sister: Peggy Fruetel of Lester Prairie; maternal grandmother: Inez Holritz of Minneapolis; former husband: Larry Kruck of Buffalo; father-in-law & mother-in-law: Robert R. & Dolores T. Kruck of Buffalo; many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her mother and step father: Carol & Otha Nash .

A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. at The Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo.

Funeral services for Susan Lee Kruck will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at The Evangelical Covenant Church, 1601 Highway 25 North,in Buffalo. Officiating will be Guy Bergstrom.

Private family interment will follow at Swedish Mission Cemetery.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Gina Kruck and Angelica Kruck-daughters.

Casket Bearers will be sons: John “Ryan” McDonald, Andrew Kruck and Travis Kruck, a brother: Scott Berg and by nephews: Joe Berg and Matt Berg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

42 Guestbook Entries

  1. Rachel Powell

    Andrew and family- I am SO very sorry to hear of your loss. I pray for peace during this time. Hugs and prayers.

  2. Andrew Wyatt Kruck

    I’n loving memory of my mother.

  3. Sandra Northam

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Winifred Smith

    suzi i miss you forever

  5. Emily Whetstone

    Thoughts and prayers going out to ur family.

  6. Teri and David Welter and Family

    With the deepest sympathy our hearts are breaking today. Suzie and her family have been a part of our lives for years and she will be missed greatly. God has her wrapped safely in his arms today and forever more. God Bless!

  7. Stephanie Johnson-McCrea

    Sue was my best friend for 44 years,not to many people can say that.We watched each others kids grow up togeathet.She will all ways be in my heart,and no one can take that from me.I love you Sue

  8. Sherry & Kevin Hancock

    Our heartfelt condolensces go out to the Kruck family. Suzi will long be remembered for her smile she shared with everyone.

  9. Benita Bramel

    Suzie Q,

    I will miss you dearly. As you said on Friday we had a lot of good times together and we will again.

    Your loving freind “Skeeter”

  10. Elizabeth Vought

    Rest in peace ma. Thank you for all you and the family have done for me. Love you

  11. Latisha Greene

    My condolences to you all.. Patti I love you and my heart hurts for you. Remember Im always here for you sister.. God bless and may Suzi Rip

  12. Larry R Kruck ?Lare_bare

    she was my brown-eyed wife and freind!

  13. CJ kvistad

    Susie was such a blessing to everyone that knew her. She will be missed greatly. My love and condolences to the Kruck and Berg families.

  14. Ryan McDonald

    Everyone who knew my mom loved her, and she touched so many with her incredible heart and kindness. Her positive attitude and compassion for others while fighting her own battle with cancer have been inspirational and are hallmark to her legacy. I loved her very much. She will be missed

  15. Raquel Nickaboine

    A Great woman will be truely missed by alot of friends and family.

  16. Colleen Smith

    To Mama Suzi!!! I love you very much and glad that your no longer in pain but I know that you will be deeply missed!!! I was hoping by some miracle you would be cancer free and be able to stay with us longer. We are going to miss you deeply and cherish all the moments that we have had with you. I love you Mama Suzi!!! Always will you rest in peace…

  17. Anita Berhow

    Suzzi my best friend ill always be here. For your kids and some day we will meet again Hon I love you so much. 2e502

  18. Rachel Berg

    Im gonna miss you so much Sue. Ill never forget beating up dad when he used to say you were “his Suzie” and i would hit and kick him and would run up to you and hold u and say “MY SUZIE, BACK UP!” and you always would say awe.. thats my boog!! You had the heart of gold and the greatest strengh as fighter. You never showed you were afraid, you would just lived to enjoy everyday. love u Suize Q!!

  19. Kristi Lynn Nash

    My Sue Sue my favorite it I love you so much.. You always would take me in as I was your own everytime u would stop in the cities you would come get me and ay lil kris pack your begs your coming to Buff town I was always happy when u said that… I just know you are with all of us your a precious soul Sue I admire your courage and strength glad god has blessed me with a ONE OF A KIND Favorite Aunty MY SUE SUE! miss u always love u forever…

  20. lil Kris


  21. Carrina Melina

    I Have known Suzie my whole life threw her friend (my mother) Rayn. I Will always remember er her and the nights I used to spend the night at her house when I was a kid. This is just so upsetting but yet I feel thankful that she is free and that I got to be apart of her and her children’s life! I love you Suzie and will never ever forget you! Please tell my grandpa and my brother I love them! R.I.P beautiful lady!

  22. samantha welter

    i love u mom and am so very proud of ur long fight with cancer. i am very sad to have to share u wit our god but i know u are not hurting anymore and r living a full and beautiful life with all of our loved ones…….. i will always keep u in my head and heart i love u so very much

  23. Mark Trulsen (Pooh)

    My condolences to her family, friends, and all that knew her. Suzi was my best friend and my Sunshine. She touched my live in So many ways. She was the stronget, most beautiful girl I’ve ever known and I will miss her each and every day until we meet again. I love you with all my heart and soul my beautiful Sunshine.

  24. CherylAnn Meyer

    To my dearest friend,Suzy I will miss your beautiful smile,and the way you looked at life.Your heart was so full of love you were a social butterfly,there wasn’t anyone you didn’t like.Your a shining star and I know you will always be with me, all I have to do is look up and there you will be.Thank you Suzy for the priviledge of calling me your friend I will always love you.I will see you again my friend.

  25. peggy fruetel

    sue has been in my life since we were young she was known as suzabella when we were kids we spent our time as teenagers swimming and fishing at lake minnetonka she has been a wonderful kind loving sister friend and a great mother to her children she was a special person with a heart of gold she touched my life in soooo many ways i will miss her soooo much i love u sue

  26. James P. Bailey (LMNOP,J.P. )

    Suzi is my Beautiful sister. She was always there for me when i needed her. She always had a smile on her face. Her attitude was inspirational thru out the battle with cancer. I tried to be there for her thru out the battle. I will never forget my loving sister. I will miss you and you will always be in my heart forever Lou!! Your loving brother LMNOP!!

  27. Rosie Peterson

    Larry & kids you have my deepest sympathy. We will miss our smiling

  28. Amber and Nathan Schultz

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to susie’s family at this time. She was an amazing woman word can’t describe how much she touch everyone’s hearts. I know over the years she always taught me to never give up when things got tough just to keep going. She truly was an angel. She will truly be missed. Love ya Ma

  29. Rosie Peterson

    Larry & kids you have my deepest sympathy. We will miss our smiling

  30. Meda Rogich

    Met Suzy through my sisiter Benita. I all ways new when she was in town and that it was time to have a little fun. She always made every minute count, and put others first. She was very genuine and down to earth. Life will not be the same without her. Dear lady rest well. Meda R

  31. Paulette Hjelle-Ranta / Mike O'Cordan

    Dear Drew, Travis and family,
    Words are difficult to come, when I think the tremendous pain you must feel at the loss of your beloved Mother. We are praying for strength and peace for each of you. Hold on tight to your precious memories as they will fill a gap until the glorious day when you see each other again. In. The days ahead…we are here for you if you need a shoulder. God Bless you.

  32. Paul Peterson

    Rest In Peace cousin sue! as about every person on this guest book has mentioned, you will always be remembered for your beautiful smile.
    You will be missed!

  33. Lenny & Trudie Schneider

    Susie – i will miss you forever – rest in peace. God bless you

  34. Ronda Shelltrack

    You will be greatly missed Suzi! You put up a long fight and not once let cancer get the best of you. Everytime I saw you you had the most gorgeous smile, never let those around you go without a smile on their face and always were a shoulder to lea on.You’re in a better place now and the pain is gone. Rest easy Suzi! My heart also goes out to your family.

  35. Rayn Barnes

    Susan was one of my closested and dearested friends I have EVER known, 25 years of friendship this is a loss that will be NEVER FORGOTTEN in my heart I will think about her always…She will always have a speciel place in my heart

  36. James P. Bailey (LMNOP,J.P. )

    So everyone knows anyone may go to the Cemetery. My beautiful sister would love for anyone to come to that also!!
    Suzi i will miss you soooo badly but i know now you aren,t in any more pain.
    I love you forever your LMNOP xxoo

  37. katters (katie berg)

    My aunt Suzie was the most strong willed beautiful woman i know she was the one who would liven up the party. Every challenging moment she always had a smile she never showed fear she was an amazing precious woman,mother,sister,friend,and aunt i will miss you so very much i know one day we will meet again and i will see your smiling face i love you so much!!! forver xoxoxoxoxo

  38. Patty Olivia Greene

    Today we lay an angel to rest. She is in GOD’s embrace and will be greatly missed. I love you sister and you will forever live in our hearts… Sayyyy sayyyyy 😉

  39. Rayn Barnes

    My dear sue are such a great friend to me I trie to write this last night and I couldnt you were the only friend that ive EVER had that never got mad at me never yelled at me it could have been years since ive talked to you and iwould call you and it would be like yesterday…. today the world lost someone real special I know this because it was snowing outside and blue skyes… I love you my fiend till we meet again!! how joy esss!! that will be. For now I will Help watch over your special children as you would have for me!!! love you so very much…..Rayners

  40. Forest Larson

    Tim, Scott, & Travis,
    Whenever I saw Susie around Buffalo, she always had a smile on her face and something nice to say to me. She was unique and it was a priviledge to have known her.

  41. Omar s.

    My heart goes out to the entire family. We will forever miss a kind, loving and caring women.

  42. Elizabeth Sundquist

    My heart is broken for the loss of you in my life. I love you so much and are in deep grief that I missed you’re funeral. I’m so lucky and grateful to have ever known you and have you in my life. Please hold a spot for me to sit when I see you again in heaven. I’m fearless now after watching someone like you have the greatest courage and love and strength to battle that horrible disease that took you from us all.The world will be lonely without you to bring us your cheerful personality and love.
    Elizabeth xoxoxo


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