Michael Dean “Mike” Krutsinger, 47, Kansas City, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at his home, following a yearlong battle with leukemia. Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Evangelical Free Church, Clear Lake, with Pastor Randy Vaage officiating. Inurnment was at the Clear Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Be
the Match Foundation or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Mike was born Oct. 16, 1964 in Mason City, Iowa, the son of Richard and Harriet (Stangler) Krutsinger. He graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1983. While in high school he was involved in marching band, choir, speech, drama and musicals. Following high school he attended NIACC.
Mike worked at various places in sales, working his way up to sales manager and district manager, and ended up as Sales Manager for Nebraska Furniture Mart in Kansas City, Kan.
He loved spending time with family, nieces and nephews, and friends and “extended family.” He enjoyed traveling, going to the mountains of Colorado and Yosemite National Park. He liked being outdoors and hiking.
Mike is survived by his parents, Richard and Harriet Krutsinger, Clear Lake; three siblings, Linda Gutschmidt and her husband, Roger, Gackle, N.D., Doug Krutsinger and his wife, Kelli, Marengo, Iowa and Jeff Krutsinger and his wife, DeAnn, Forest City, Iowa; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Rensink, Mason City; nieces and nephews, John and Sarah Gutschmidt, Gackle, N.D., Ian and Emma Krutsinger, Marengo, and Madelynn and Micaiah Krutsinger, Forest City; special uncle and aunt, Bob and Joanne White, Ventura; special friends, Stephen and Krista Wright, Kansas City; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mike was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather; maternal grandparents; and paternal step-grandfather.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.