Ruth and Leonard Kruse

OTTAWA — Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kruse are celebrating 70 years of marriage. A large celebration was canceled because of the pandemic, but they are planning dinner with their children and their spouses.

Kruse and the former Ruth Stechschulte were married June 24, 1950, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, by the Rev. Karl Finsel.

They are the parents of seven children, Gary Kruse, of Elida, David (Susan Schumacher) Kruse, of Lexington, Ohio, Roger (Linda Metzger) Kruse, of Columbus Grove, Kenneth (Connie Vorst) Kruse, of Ottawa, Sandra (Tony) Vorst, of Kalida, Janine (Rex) Johnson, of Ottawa, and Ben (Elizabeth Catalano) Kruse, of Solon. They have 25 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. A grandchild is deceased.

Kruse retired from American Trim as a tool and dye maker. His wife is a homemaker.

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