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Beatrice Louise "Bea" Kruse (October 25, 1960- November 28, 2022)

Beatrice Louise "Bea" Kruse, age 62, of Polson, Montana, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022, at St. Luke Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on October 25, 1960, in Glasgow, Montana, the daughter of Francis and Belva (Emeline) Morin.

She attended schools in both Saco and Malta. While attending school, she enjoyed playing baseball and cheerleading.

On July 26, 1980, she married her high school sweetheart, Robert Gunsch. They welcomed their daughter Courtney in 1982. They later divorced.

On August 18, 1990, she married Dwayne "Dewey" Kruse. They welcomed their daughter Krista in 1992. They later divorced.

Bea had a passion and love for designing flowers. In 2010, she purchased her own business, Just Bea's Floral and Gifts in Polson, Montana. She ran and worked her business until her passing.

Bea loved her children and grandchildren very much. She was especially

proud of her granddaughter Bethany for graduating from Cosmetology School and bragging about her making "this old lady's nails so pretty". Bea loved taking her grandson Tucker on their "None ya business" lunch date shenanigans! Bea loved it when her granddaughter Lyla and grandson Emmery would show her all of their farm animals. Bea was so excited to meet her newest grandson, Logan. They would hum together when she would hold him.

Bea had many bonus "kids" and "grandkids" that she loved dearly.

She is survived by her daughters, Courtney (Chad) Nesson and Krista (Blake) Holman all of Polson, MT; her grandchildren, Bethany Kruse - Nesson, Tucker Nesson, Lyla, Emmery and Logan Holman; her siblings, Raymond (MaryAnn) Morin, Paul Morin, Bill (Mickey) Morin, Tom (Wendy) Morin and Frank (Karen) Morin as well as numerous stepbrothers, stepsisters, nieces and nephews.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Bea that will be held at a later date.

Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are under the care of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.


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