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Funeral for Sgt. Kruize scheduled for Monday

ST. CLOUD -- The funeral for Sgt. Kurt Kruize, 35, the St. Cloud Army reservist who died Sunday in Baghdad, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud. A military airplane is expected to arrive with Kruize's body in St. Cloud on Saturday.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 9:30 a.m. on Monday at the church in St. Cloud. Burial will full military honors will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Kruize died in what his family was told was a "freak accident'' in which he was crushed between a tractor and a trailer. A native of Hancock, Kurt Kruize has lived in St. Cloud since 1993. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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