Marvin F. Krause, age 86, of Delano, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at the Buffalo Hospital.
He was born Aug. 23, 1921, to Carl and Mabel (Wetter) Krause in Franklin Township.
Marvin was a lifelong farmer in the Delano area.
He served as a commissioner on the Franklin Township board, as well as serving on the Delano and AMPI creamery boards.
He was a seed dealer for Funks seed corn, as well as being an avid gardener until his passing.
Marvin was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Virginia; and an infant son, Martyn.
He is survived by his children, daughters Susan and Michael McDonough, Kathy and Roger Elletson, Mary and Brad Henning, and Carol and Dick Merriman; sons Eugene and Louise Krause, Carl and Brenda Krause, Donald Krause, and Greg and Lisa Krause; 26 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren: John and Dezria Carpentier (Christopher, Katelyn, and Zachary), Jennifer Carpentier (Christina, Samantha, and Shane), Jesse and Wendy Carpentier (Madelyn, Sophia, Bella, and Bennett), Veronica and Troy Fasching (Wyatt), Wessley Karau, Curtis Karau, Kari and Chad Miller (Zachary, Alyssa, and Ryan), Kristi and Tim Hill (Alyssa, Samantha, Emma, and Jacquelyn), Robin and Brandon Byers, Richelle and Ryan Yager (Brock, Hunter, and Erin), Eugene Krause II, Leita and Gunther Heeb (Annabelle), Elizabeth and Ben Fisher (Nora), Marissa Henning, Cassondra Henning, Joanna Henning, Cassie and Christopher Schrock (Alan), Justin Merriman, Matthew Merriman, Reid Merriman, Meghan Merriman, Ross Merriman, Ashley Krause, Bailey Krause, and Elliot Krause.
Marvin is further survived by siblings Ione Kespohl, Eldoris Jaunich, Eldon and Leora Krause, Mildred and Vernon Yager, Robert and Donna Krause, and Louella and Roy Dalchow; sister-in-law Hazel Brown; brother-in-law Clarence and Sally Newville; as well as many other family members and friends.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano with the Rev. Paul Marggraf officiating. Interment was in the West Mt. Olive Cemetery in Delano.
Visitation took place Friday, May 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, and continued Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., preceding the funeral service.
Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.