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Brenda Denise Kruse

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August 13, 1975 ~ November 15, 2022

Born in: San Antonio, Texas
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Brenda Denise Kruse gained her heavenly wings Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at the age of 47. She was born in San Antonio, Texas August 13, 1975 to Thelma Lou Sims Kruse and her late father, Franklin James Kruse. Brenda was a graduate of East Central High School class of 1993 and received her Bachelors degree from University of the Incarnate Word in 2014.
She was a fun-loving person who loved the outdoors, hunting with her father. She loved the beach and enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the coast. Brenda worked for Republic Services and her favorite moments were entertaining at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Her beautiful smile and kind soul will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her father, Franklin James Kruse; her grandparents both maternal and paternal. Brenda will be dearly missed by her mother, Tina Kruse; her siblings, Tammy Flanagan(Tom), James Kruse (Tiffany), Sandra Knopp; nieces and nephews, Alexandrea Trujillo (Steven), Dillon Kruse (Amanda), Danny Flanagan, Dalton Flanagan, Hanna Kruse, Harper Kruse; great nieces and nephews, Emma, Oliver, Hunter, Tyler and Noah; her beloved dog, Louie. Also, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


Visitation: November 19, 2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Memorial Service: November 19, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

MeadowLawn Chapel
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


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    • I am so, so sorry for your loss! I worked with Brenda until 2007. She was born the year I graduated high school. At that time she felt like a daughter to me. I loved her laughter, humor, boldness and how she lit up the room.
      I can only imagine your pain.

      I’m so glad she is with her Daddy now.

    • Tina, Larry and I send our deepest Condolenses to you and your family. Brenda was a diamond in the rough. She had a little grit about her as a woman that made her stand out in the crowd. We wanted to send our love to all of you. Sorry we could not make the celebration of her life. Larry and Jan

  1. My most sincere condolences to all the family. Brenda was such a great friend to me and will be deeply missed.

  2. CandleImageWe will miss you Brenda. Your random calls wit the joke of the day and your cheerful smile. Fly away angel!

  3. CandleImageBrenda, your contagious laugh and bright smile will forever be missed! Oh how I wish I had a time machine to go back and just talk with you. You will be missed! Love ya girl, Cindy

    To the Kruse Family, I am at a loss of words. My sincerest condolences! Please know I you can call on me for anything. Day or night

  4. Goodbyes hurt the most when the story was not finished and it breaks my heart.

    I would never imagine that we would lose you so suddenly and so young – it’s too much to bare. We love you so much and our lives will never be the same without you.

    ~ your friend, Mel (as you always called me)

  5. CandleImageRest In Peace sweet friend. You will be so dearly missed. Share that beautiful smile of yours in heaven & give your daddy a big hug for me…

    Hope Osteen

  6. I’m so blessed that I had the privilege to know you, laugh with you and have some of the funniest and crazy moments ever…
    You will forever be in all of our hearts.

  7. CandleImageSweet beautiful cousin,
    May you be at peace in heaven with your dad and grandma. You will be missed by all.

  8. We grew up together you used to walk around barefoot eating ice cream while Kim and I played basketball on the church slab. We always had good times going out in high school. We were best friends for so long. We did everything together. I’d never been happier or more in love. Although I love now and can be happy our was one that can never be recreated. Thank you for sharing with me that time in my life and letting me know what real love and happiness is. I knew I’d found my true ride or die when we left midnight rodeo and a bunch of guys came out from around some cars and surrounded me and jumped me with no hesitation you ran in fists swinging yelling leave him alone when you hit the first guy he swung and gave you a black eye but that gave me just the split second I needed to see the beer bottle I grabbed broke it over the guys head that hit you the shoved the broken glass into the face of the next closest they ran off after that. I knew when you did that selfless act I’d found my number one. We had many adventures in our years we we both barely making any money but we were happy. You got me my job a bfi where I learned my trade operating equipment. It’s the thing that just comes natural for me. And I owe it all to you. Rest easy my best friend my partner although life took us in different directions I never once stopped thinking of you. And I’m sorry I failed you and didn’t save you because before anybody else I was aware of the demons. I honestly thought as tough and savvy as you were you’d beat it but it only got worse. I love you Brenda ( you always loved hearing me say your name) I hope you can hear it now. I’ll sure miss you. Ours was a love that could never be again. But at least we had it for a time.

  9. CandleImageSweet, Beautiful Brenda “BK” as we would call you. You would light up a room girly – with your infectious beautiful smile and laugh. BK I love you, as we all did – thank you for being the caring sweet soul that you were to everyone including me and my family. You always wanted to make sure everyone was taken care of, thank you. I truly hope you know how much of an inspiration you were to so many, being the confident, strong, smart women that you were. We will miss you so much – we are selfish people and want you here with us, but we know you are at true peace and rejoicing and celebrating with our Heavenly Father above in the most glorious wonderful place. I also know you are hugging on your daddy!!! Brenda rest in peace baby girl – WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

    Kruse Family – there are no words to take this pain away, please know that you are in my prayers.
    May our Lord and Savior bring you peace and comfort, may you feel his presence and his precious hands holding you.

  10. CandleImageShe was my childhood best friend 😢 she had a contagious smile & luagh 😊 I have talked to her over the years here & there & we always talked like we had seen each other just yesterday ❤️ I will truly miss her . Tina Tammy& James I am sending all my love & prayers ❤️ she was an amazin light in this world …..she will be truly missed by sooo many life’s she touched 🥲

  11. CandleImageMy heart goes out to all the family. Many years have past and many wonderful memories made. Those precious memories will remain in our hearts always. May the Lord comfort you at this difficult time and bring peace to your hearts with each wonderful good memory that remains tucked in your hearts.

  12. I loved you from the minute you were born you have always been such a kind and sweet person that smile would light up the room I hold you in my heart forever rest on the wings of angels I love you Brenda

  13. CandleImageThere never any words to write but please understand my heart hurts for all of you because a good friend family is family to me. Prayers to all


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