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Architect

Wilbur Ferdinand Kruse was American architect. Decorated 3 battle stars, president unit citation, air medal with 3 clusters; recipient Certified Appreciation Kansas Department Corrections, Topeka, 1983, Honor award for Marshall County government complex by State Society Engineers.

Background

Kruse, Wilbur Ferdinand was born on November 4, 1922 in Selden, Kansas, United States. Son of John Arnold and Kathryn (Zimmerman) Kruse.

Education

Elementary teacher certified, Fort Hays Teachers College, Kansas, 1942. Student, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical Military College, 1943. Bachelor of Science in Architect, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1949.

Career

Associate architect Glen H. Thomas & Bachelor of Arts Harris Architects, Wichita, Kansas, 1948-1957. Owner Wilbur F. Kruse Architects and Associates, 1957-1967, Kruse Architects and Consultant, Wichita, 1967—2002. Retired, 2002.

Works

  • Other Work

    • K Industries patentee screened veneer vent for masonry, 1986. Principal works include Kansas Vocational Correctional Training Center, Topeka, 1983, also numerous jails, detention ctrs, churches, and schools, associate principal architect Wichita Century II Auditorium Complex.

Membership

Board directors Community Corrections Wch/Sedgwick Company, Wichita, 1979-1983, Kansas chapter Arthritis Foundation, 1985-1989. Advisor to Arthritis Water Exercise Club Inc. Lieutenant United States Air Force, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations.

Member Serra International Club, Wichita Club (president 1988, governor District 12, 1993, regional director #9, United States and Canada Council, 1995-1997, secretary, United States and Canada Council, 1997-1999), Sierra International Foundation (trustee 1998-2002).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel.

Connections

Married Mary Teresa Armstrong, September 5, 1949. Children: William, Karen, Katherine, Teresa, Peter, Thomas, Ann, Joan.

father:
John Arnold Kruse

mother:
Kathryn (Zimmerman) Kruse

spouse:
Mary Teresa Armstrong

child:
William Kruse

child:
Karen Kruse

child:
Katherine Kruse

child:
Teresa Kruse

child:
Peter Kruse

child:
Thomas Kruse

child:
Ann Kruse

child:
Joan Kruse