Daughter of Stratas Foods c.e.o. dies in car accident

by Eric Schroeder
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MEMPHIS, TENN. — Madeline Mae Kruse, daughter of Tedd Kruse, chief executive officer of Stratas Foods, a major fats and oils supplier, died May 31 following a car accident. She was 16 years old.

The accident happened in Marshall County, Miss., on Highway 78 near the DeSoto county line about 6 a.m. A total of five people were in the car. In addition to Ms. Kruse, another girl, Rachel Lynch, died in the accident. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident was charged with two counts of DUI death and two counts of DUI injury.

Ms. Kruse was a senior at Briarcrest High School.

Survivors include her parents, Tedd and Dawn Kruse; a brother, Jack Kruse; maternal grandparents, John and Carol Sullivan of Osage, Iowa; and paternal grandparents, Clarence and Dorothy Kruse of Osage.

Funeral services will be held later through Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage. On-line condolences may be expressed by visiting www.memphisfuneralhome.net.
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