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Kirk Cruzen


December 16, 1982
November 26, 2018

Visitation 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Friday, November 30, 2018 & 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 1, 2018 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Centralia
Funeral 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 1, 2018 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Centralia

Kirk Lee Cruzen, 35, of Centralia passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia surrounded by family and friends. He was born on December 16, 1982 the son of David and Kimberly (Jones) Cruzen in Centralia.

Survivors include his devoted mother, Kim Cruzen of Walnut Hill; love of his life, Kari Brashear of Centralia; bonus children, Blade and Sabre of Centralia; loving, paternal grandmother, Daphene Cruzen; and beloved, maternal grandfather, Kenneth Jones; caring uncles and aunt, John Jones, Ken “Pinky” Jones, wife Lisa, and Nita Hausmann and husband Daryl; and a host of many cousins, Jeana, Karl, Jenny, Tasha, Kelsey, Meagan, Zach, and John.

Kirk was preceded in death by his father, David Cruzen; grandmother, Shirley Jones; and grandfather, Roger Cruzen.

Kirk was a 2001 graduate of Centralia High School where he played football for the Centralia Orphans. He was a hard worker and business owner of AC Pit Stop in Walnut Hill. Kirk was known as a friendly guy, never meeting a stranger and enjoying many friendships. He was a proud Chicago Cubs fan cheering them on to their every win. He had a contagious spirit of fun, serving as captain of his pool league and played on bowling leagues both as a child and an adult. Kirk also watched demo derbies and horse races in his spare time. He truly loved being a “bonus” Dad and treasured his entire family. His legacy of kindness and compassion will continue on in all the people he knew and loved.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with Pastor Wesley Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Central City. A visitation time will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, November 30, 2018 and one hour prior to the service time on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the funeral home in Centralia. Memorials may be made in Kirk’s honor to Six Lemons. Online condolences and memories of Kirk may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.