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Memorial service for Kurt Kruize in Hancock June 6

Army Sgt. Kurt E. Kruize

A memorial service for Sgt. Kurt Kruize, who died while serving in Iraq, will be held at the Hancock High School on Sunday, June 6.

Kruize a 1993 graduate of Hancock High School and the son of Lyle and Beverly Kruize, died on April 4 in Baghdad. He was on his second tour of duty there in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Also in recognition of Kurt, the City of Hancock is now collecting donations for the purchase of a bench in his memory. The bench will be placed in the Memorial Park near the water tower.

To see examples of the bench go to Classic.Benches.cfm. Please call Andrea at 320-5285 to donate or for more information.