Lisa Jane Kruse

August 1, 1972 - May 10, 2020

Lisa Jane Kruse, 47, of Batavia passed away following an eight year battle with Metastatic Breast Cancer, Sunday, May 10, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Lisa was born August 1, 1972 in St. Charles, IL the daughter of Charles and Naomi (Pappalardo) Walker.

Lisa graduated from St. Charles High School in 1990.  She then attended Iowa State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fashion Merchandising in 1994.  It was at Iowa State that she met Kent whom she would marry and start a family on November 29, 1997 in St Charles Illinois.  Before moving to Batavia IL in 2003, Kent and Lisa lived in Geneva IL where they welcomed their son Mason in 2002. She worked most of her professional career of nearly 25 years for Factory Card Outlet, where she was the Director of Inventory Control & Asset Management.   She loved to travel and planned many wonderful vacations both internationally and nationally with her husband and family.  Her passion for helping others was lived out through many charity organizations, volunteering, and giving back to the community and those in need.

She is survived by her husband Kent Kruse; a son Mason Kruse; her mother Naomi Walker; her siblings, Terri (Michael) Mayotte, Karen (Mark Alexander) Fitzsimmons, Tami (Robert) Judd, Thomas (Kim) Walker and Patricia (Biagio) Dugo; and several nieces and nephews as well as several great-nieces and several great-nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father Charles Walker, maternal grandparents, Joseph and Jeannette Pappalardo; an Aunt Naomi Scharenberg, and a nephew Ryan Fitzsimmons.       

Due to the COVID-19 at Lisa’s request, a celebration of life will be held at a later date which will include an ice cream social and her favorite music.

Lisa will have a private committal service and interment held in Union Cemetery in St. Charles, IL.

In lieu of flowers a scholarship fund, in Lisa’s name, is being established to support students wanting to attend the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at Iowa State University.   Please send any donations to Kent Kruse at this time.

Guest Book

  • Jamie VanMersbergen My heart goes out to Mr. Kruse and Mason during this very difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss.
  • Dianne LaVoy Thoughts and prayers are with the Kruse family.
  • Jon and Monica Conro Many sweet, fun high school memories of Lisa... Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Tracy Rogers-Tryba I met Lisa through the Junior League. She was always a delight and thought so much of helping others. My sincere condolensces.
  • JODI POPEK We are so sorry for the loss to your family. I am honored to have gotten to know Lisa through baseball. She will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
  • Jason Stricker Kent and family. Please accept my deepest condolences. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Cameron Martin Kent, All my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Cam
  • Olive Leckbee A beautiful life cut too short. My thoughts are with all of you in this time of mourning. Grief never ends - but it does change. It is all part of the price of love.