Fr. Oswald G. Krusing

Ordained: 1926
Status: Accused

Died: 10/29/1995
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Name included on the Archdiocese’s 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. Krusing retired in 1970 and died in 1995 at age 96. Per his obituary, he spent a year in Rhode Island in the early 1940s as a Trappist monk, then returned to his role as a Milwaukee archdiocesan priest. Served as a Tribunal judge. Documents show that archdiocesan officials knew for decades of allegations of Krusing’s sexual abuse of children, yet kept him in ministry.

Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.