Connie J. Krause, 71

Connie J. Krause, age 71, of Howard Lake, passed away quietly in her home surrounded by family Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Private services will take place.

Connie was born on Nov. 21, 1942, to Elmer and Luella (Gritz) Eckelberry in Franklin Township, Wright County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Luella Eckelberry; husband David Krause; brother LeRoy Eckelberry; and sister-in-law Darlene Eckelberry.

Connie is survived by her children: Diane Krause, Nancy (Keith) Babatz and their children, Sadie, Brandi, and Lacey; Bill Krause and his children, Alyssa, Shayna and Mason; Patrick Krause, Freddy Krause, and Gayle (Marvin) Karels and their children, Timothy, Kira, Kerstin, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Elijah and Jayde; step-grandchildren Brandon Roberts, Henry Thomas, and Kamron Thomas; one expected great-grandchild; one sister, Carol (Ray) Bayerl; and one brother, Bruce Eckelberry.

Arrangements were handled by the Chilson Chapel in Winsted, www.chilsonfuneralchapel.com.

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