KRUSE, Muriel Hilda (Hilda) (née Risk)

Born on July 5, 1923. Passed away February 10, 2021.

Passed away peacefully at Wonthaggi Hospital, aged 97.
Beloved wife of Leslie (dec.)
Loved mother and mother in law to Jo and Greg, Dennis and Theresa, Peter and Deidre, Christine and Peter (dec.).
Dearly loved and loving Nan to 12 Grandchildren and 17 Great grandchildren.

Will be sadly missed.

Funeral Notice
Leongatha Cemetery McCartin Street, LeongathaView Map
The Graveside Funeral Service for Mrs. Muriel Hilda (Hilda) Kruse will be held at the Leongatha Cemetery, on MONDAY February 22, 2021 at 1.30pm. The Funeral will be livestreamed, to view click here
  1. We’re all so sorry to hear Hilda has passed away – my sympathy to you all. A life well lived – you must be so proud of her – Best Wishes – Kerry Hogan & Family xxx

    kerry hogan February 12, 2021
  2. Happy memories of our craft days together sympathy to all your family Hilda you will be sadly missed Barrie and Betty Fitzpatrick

    Betty Fitzpatrick February 12, 2021
  3. On behalf of the Leongatha TOPIC club, we wish to send condolences to the Kruse family. Hilda was a loved member for many years and we all enjoyed her company and extensive knowledge of gardening and her jelly cakes. She will be sadly missed.
    President Deidre Holmes

    Deidre Holmes - February 13, 2021
  4. To Jo, Skin, Peter, Chris and families,

    So sorry to hear of your mum’s passing.

    Best netball coach ever!!

    Kathy Hogan February 13, 2021
  5. A lovely lady condolences to her family.

    Carol Monish February 15, 2021
  6. My condolences to you Jo and all the family. My dear friend, I feel your pain. Love to you. 💕

    Dot Jarvis February 15, 2021
  7. To Joanne, Dennis, Peter, Christine and families.
    Another one of the Leongatha East natter club gone.
    I think we all remember the fun we all had at school and natter meetings.
    Condolences on your mother’s passing.
    Florrie, June, Bev, and Bill Haw.

    Bill Haw February 15, 2021
  8. Our sincere sympathy and love to Jo and family on the passing of your Mum. You will have so many precious memories to keep. Jeanie and Ron 💐💐💐😊

    Jeanie Funnell February 15, 2021
  9. Thinking of Jo and family at this sad time. Memories are yours to keep and make you smile with love. Cherish them forever.
    Love Helen and Pete. XXXXX

    Helen Kerr February 15, 2021
  10. Long time friend and neighbor of past and present members of the Kuhne family. Stalwart of the Leongatha East Community and “Natter Club”.
    Blessed with many skills, cooking , gardening, sewing and craft. Patched and replaced zips on many pairs of farm work trousers over the years.
    “Busy hands now at rest” “Hilda remembered with a smile.”

    Pat Kuhne February 16, 2021
  11. “Nan ” to us all. ❤
    We remember with a smile the card games taught and played with the boys, the hand made gifts ( always in Collingwood colours ) and let’s not forget the pikelets and jelly cakes..
    Love to all her family,
    Luis , Melissa, Luke & Alex xx

    Melissa Castagna February 17, 2021
  12. Hilda was a great supporter of the CWA. Her sponges & cooking were legendary. Our deepest sympathy to her family

    Margaret Robson - Kardella CWA February 17, 2021
  13. I’m so sorry to hear that Hilda my father’s (Fred) cousin has died. I was so looking forward to seeing her at the Christmas function, but the government took both days away. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to her.
    My love and thoughts are with Hilda’s family and to her sisters Shirley and Patty. Love from Kim and the Roberts family.

    Kim Roberts February 18, 2021
  14. Mum’s long time friend, after promising each other they would travel to Western Australia when they were 21, they made it in their 80’s. Thanks for your the many happy hours shared Hilda

    Marge Arnup, for the Thorburn family, Welshpool February 19, 2021
  15. Rest in peace dear Hilda, our kinkeeper, loving aunt to Geoff and a friend to me and the children. I will miss our long phone catchups on all things family, cooking, gardening and sewing. Love to all the family from Teresa, Laura, Owen, Kate and family

    Teresa Kruse February 20, 2021
  16. To Jo, Dennis, Peter, Christine and families.

    Sincere sympathy and love on the sad loss of your mum, my Aunty Hilda.
    Our thoughts are with you and Aunty Shirley and Aunty Patty.
    Love Stephen and Felicity Risk
    Also Clarice and Jim Power

    Stephen Risk February 22, 2021
  17. Dear Hilda wonderful memories of 54 years of friendship we will your lovely Saturday afternoon phone chats deepest sympathy to her loving family.
    Love Gwen & Jenine Brown xxxx

    Gwen & Jenine Brown February 22, 2021
  18. To dear Jo, Dennis, Peter, Christine and your families.

    We are so sorry for your huge loss. We are thinking of you all and our sympathy is also with Hilda’s sisters Shirley and Patty. Aunty Hilda has been such a unique and wonderful presence in all of our lives for such a long time and she loved her family very much.

    Today’s funeral service was beautiful and I am so grateful that I was able to watch it from home and therefore feel a part of it. I noticed in the background, directly behind Auntie Hilda’s coffin, that the Australian flag was flying high in the wind. I think that Hilda would have loved that, as she was proudly Australian. I loved hearing about her life.

    Hilda had a special place in her heart for my Dad, Mick, as she was the older child that was allocated to look after him when he was young. When he was a baby he became very ill, and when things took a turn for the worse, Nana told Hilda to fetch the Doctor immediately. She told me that she ran so fast, that she didn’t feel her feet touch the ground. She maintained that bond with my Dad until he passed away and continued it with us after he was gone. I was never bored in Hilda’s company, as she had many stories to share and advice to impart. I will treasure the patchwork quilts, the handmade cushion slips and knitted socks and toys that she gave us over the years. And I will miss her handmade pickles and butter biscuits and jelly cakes. It is good to know that she is now with Uncle Les.

    Lots of love from Amanda Risk, Mike, Delilah and Max.

    Amanda Risk February 22, 2021
  19. So saddened to hear the sad news of your dear Mum’s passing. Such a lovely lady, who was always so happy to see you and up for a chat. She has lived a wonderful life and always so proud of her family. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Terri & Wayne Elliott

    Wayne and Terri Elliott February 23, 2021