Dr. Susan Applegate Krouse
Dr. Susan Applegate Krouse, Ziigwam Nibi Kwe (Spring Water Woman) Haslett Born July 1, 1955 to John and Carol Applegate; Dr. Susan Applegate Krouse "walked on" July 12, 2010 at the age of 55. She served as Director of the American Indian Studies Program and was an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University. Her passion was her work in American Indian studies and the students that she mentored. She was the author of numerous books and articles in her field. Susan was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Nancy, and her brother, David. She is survived by her husband, Ned Krouse whom she married August 19, 1978 in Grand Blanc, MI. She is also survived by her brother, Bob (Jeneil Wright) Applegate of Linden, MI. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI. The family will receive friends on Thursday beginning at 9 a.m. at that funeral home. aSusan has made the request in lieu of flowers donations may be made to benefit the American Indian College Fund, 8333 Greenwood Blvd., Denver, CO 80221; or the Dr. Susan Applegate Krouse Scholarship, c/o Michigan State University Chapter of AISES, (American Indian Science and Engineering Society), 408 Agriculture Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-9911; please note Dr. Susan Applegate Krouse Scholarship on check payable to MSU. Online condolences may be made at www.gorslineruncimaneastlansing.com

Published by Lansing State Journal on Jul. 14, 2010.
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I just learned of Susan's passing this date. She was my inspiration to teach students about controversial subject matter regarding the treatment of Native Americans, i.e. Boarding Schools, ICW, and Freedom of Religion Act. She will be sorely missed !
Steven Naganashe-Perry
Steven Naganashe-Perry
September 16, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Sue Keegstra
August 27, 2010
Susan, I wll miss your always cheerful countenance in choir and the wonderful stories you often told of your work life . Anne Blankenhorn
August 27, 2010
Susan, you were such a good friend in choir. I will miss you. You went out of your way to befriend me and others and it was always fun listening to the stories of your work ventures. Anne Blankenhorn
August 27, 2010
Dear Susan,

I'll miss your sweet voice in the 2nd soprano section of the Choral Union, and your friendly words during breaks. Thank you for your friendship.
Elizabeth Simmons
August 7, 2010
Susan, I said my prayers to you from the top of Mount Mckay during a pipe ceremony. I am grateful to you for your mentorship in making me a doctor. I wish I would have had one more chance to see you, I had no idea you were leaving us. Migwetch to you neeji!
JoLee Blackbear
July 28, 2010
Dear Ned: I join Kay Valentine in extending deepest condolences on your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts.

Paul Burgett
Rochester, NY
July 28, 2010
Thanksgiving will never be the same. Ce
July 26, 2010
You will be deeply missed Susan...you've touched so many lives, mine included... my deepest condolences Ned, I am so sorry for your loss
Deb Roels
July 23, 2010
Susan was a wonderful professor. I have fond memories of dissecting Bourdeau and Foucault with her. I have kept my book as a memory of her. Thank you Susan for your direction.


Adam Kokenakes
July 23, 2010
Ned- We just learned tonight about Susan (a full 8 days after her passing). Our hearts are sad for your loss and for the loss to the world. Susan was a wonderful person, so full of life. I particularly remember that sparkle that came to her eyes and the little grin that would come across her face when she started to tell a story. Hang in there, you have far more people than you can imagine thinking of you these days and sending you their best thoughts. Take care and let's get together - soon. Love - Pat (& Sandy) July 21, 2010.
Pat & Sandy Fields
July 21, 2010
Ned--Love and prayers to you as our family joins together in Susan's memory. Susan and I shared an important bond in our work in Rochester, NY. I will miss her tremendously.
Yvonne Bilinski
July 20, 2010
Ned we will keep you in our thought. I am so sorry for your loss.
Lyah Furney (Paramount Coffee Company)
lyah furney
July 19, 2010
Words cannot express the sadness of your loss of Susan. Bob, Jeneil, and Ned, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!
Joe & Wanda Plummer
July 18, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Carla Green
July 16, 2010
We send our condolence to Ned and all who are brought together by their love and admiration of Susan. When we see beauty and kindness and goodness, we will be reminded of her. Rob and Gail and Anthony
Gail MacKay
July 16, 2010
Oonee, Dear Susan. We met only once, but were often connected through mutual beloveds. Your absence will be often felt, your presence always remembered. May you be blessed after death with grace and with light. May Ned, Bob, Jeneil and Nancy and the many others who loved and admired and were touched by you be comforted.
Kathryn Bamberg
July 15, 2010
I am so sad to hear of Sue's passing. We were friends in high school. I will always remember her, and her brother David, as friends involved in theatre and music back at Grand Blanc. We had some good times back then. Ned, your loss is something I can only imagine. I will keep you in my prayers. Bob, having lost the last of your siblings is, unfortunately, something to which I can relate. Hang on to the memories of the wonderful times. They are precious. My thoughts are with you both.

Jennifer Enskat
July 15, 2010
Susan was a wonderful mentor and a good friend. Her candor, wittiness, wisdom, and sincerity will be greatly missed. I will always value our many discussions over the years. There are many highlights like her hooding me at graduation, to being an unassuming sounding board for personal and professional decisions, and our talks regarding spirituality....I only hope I can do for my students what she did for me the past 8 years. Mi8he neewe for everything. Melissa & Sedona
Melissa Rinehart
July 15, 2010
On behalf of the students at Eastern High School who participate in the Lansing Eastern Native American Club, I would like to send my condolences to Dr. Krouse's family. Dr. Krouse was an avid supporter of our program and actively encouraged us to participate with AISES at MSU in order to build bridges and foster a mentoring atmosphere between college and high school students. Dr. Krouse actively supported our fundraisers and took the time to sit and talk with our students. The loss of Dr. Krouse will be felt for years to come. May Great Spirit continue to embrace Dr. Krouse and her family as she takes her journey.
Robin Coe
July 15, 2010
I am so very sorry for the loss of such a beautiful person in your lives. Jenelle and Bob you are in my thoughts and in my prayers. May God bless and keep you and make your hearts light in such a heavy time in your lives. Your dear friend Connie Edwards-Rogers(Atlanta Ga.)[email protected]
Connie Rogers
July 15, 2010
Susan was not only my mentor, but my friend... I was a student at MSU in 2002 until 2004, and within that time I took every course she taught. I learned so much about the coursework, myself, and how to be a better person ... I am who I am today because of her! I just wish I could have had the chance to finish my course work with her. I teach Anthropology because of her; I wanted to show students how enlighten one can be through education… I will never forget our last conversation… I called for an update on her condition, she was optimistic as always, and quickly changed the subject to how and what direction I could take in my graduate program…She was a wise and humble woman, and I stride to be like her! I am truly blessed to have known and loved such a wonderful woman!
Kelly DeLong
July 14, 2010
Susan will be sorely missed by her students and faculty. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends. Peace be with you-
Rosina Hassoun
July 14, 2010
Ned, We send our deepest sympathy and prayers at this time of loss.
Yutaka&Chikami Mori
July 14, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Karen and Reynard
Karen Kelly-Blake
July 14, 2010
Dear Ned, Thinking of you & sharing your sorrow of Susan's passing. Our sincerest sympathy to you & your family. Walt & Beck
July 14, 2010
Thank you, Susan, for your generous and caring spirit. You will be remembered.
Dundee Lackey
July 14, 2010
condolences to friends and family. sad times for us all.
Winona Wheeler (USask)
July 14, 2010
I am very saddened to hear this news. Susan was always kind and caring, full of good advice and support. Wado for all you have given this world, Susan, you and your family are in my prayers.
Cheryl Cash
July 14, 2010
Deepest Sympathy is extended to all of those who's lives were touched by
Susan. Especially, Ned Krouse and Bob and Jeneil Applegate.
May her Memory be Eternal.
Paula Buterakos

July 14, 2010
My thoughts are with you Ned. Eldon
July 14, 2010
Dr. Krouse was a caring, honest, humble and gentle human being who cared deeply for her students and colleagues. I benefited much from her wise counsel. When I last saw her in Tucson she carried herself with her usual grace and dignity. Thank you Susan, I am a better and richer person for having known you and will keep you in my prayers during your journey.
John Low
July 14, 2010
Gvgeyu, Ama Ganugogv Ageya. You changed so many lives and did so much good in the world. We miss you. Wado ale donadagohv.
Qwo-Li Driskill
July 14, 2010
I'm sorry to hear of Susan's passing. She was a caring educator and of good counsel. I will miss her smile around campus.

Diana Rivera
July 14, 2010
Dear friend Susan you are missed..we have you in my (our) heart..thank you for all the happy memories..laughs, meals, thoughts, caring and sharing. We hurt for you Ned. Sent with peace to you all and love Gail & Lowell
July 14, 2010
I am heart-broken with Susan's departure. She was not only an outstanding and committeed colleague, but she was a generous mentor and she is a kind soul. She will live while we remember her and read her writings. All our support to her family in this difficult passage of life.
Rocio Quispe-Agnoli & family
Rocio Quispe-Agnoli
July 13, 2010
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