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Carl O. Krause

Carl O. Krause, age 89, of Waconia, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia.

Carl was born July 2, 1912 at Watertown Township, Carver County, the son of Adolph and Louise (Luebke) Krause. He was baptized Aug. 4, 1912 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia by the Rev. William F. Schneider.

He married Mildred A. Luebke Feb. 15, 1936 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia by the Rev. William F. Schneider.

Carl was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Waconia. He served on the decorating committee for the new church, served on stewardship, belonged to Seniors for Christ, and PTL.

He worked at the Watertown Creamery for nine years, farmed on the home farm for 20 years, worked at Millberg Fixtures in St. Louis Park and drove bus for Koch bus for 14 years. He delivered Meals on Wheels and loved to garden and take care of his yard.

Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; son, Donald Krause; grandson, Jeffrey Krause; parents, Adolph and Louise Krause; sisters, Ethel Raether and Lillian Stahlke; and brothers, Harry and Roy Krause.

He is survived by children and spouses, Carl and Shirley Krause of St. Bonifacius, Yvonne and Douglas Miller of Park Rapids, Karen and Bernie Rauen of Waconia, Carmen and Larry Schultz of Lester Prairie, Renee and Larry Panning of Norwood Young America, Marsha and Larry Mesenbring of Norwood Young America.

He is further survived by 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Dorothy Krause of Ocalla, Fla.; Florence Krause of New Brighton; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Violet Luebke of Waconia, Esther and Erwin Goethke of Waconia; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 16, 2002, 11:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waconia, with the Rev. Peter Peitsch officiating.

Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Waconia.

Kevin Krause, Michelle Malm, Craig Rauen, Tony Schultz, Eric Panning, and Andrew Mesenbring served as casketbearers.

Arrangements were made by Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia.

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