Glenna Krause, age 92, of Arlington, and formerly of Watertown, passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
She was born Feb. 9, 1922, in Waconia, the daughter of Valentine and Lydia (Domras) Lindner. Glenna was baptized and confirmed at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waconia.
In 1946, Glenna was united in marriage with Raymond Bauer. This union was blessed with three children: Steve, Jim, and Sue. The family lived in Waconia, Shakopee, and Mayer.
Glenna operated the Bauer’s Café in Mayer, alongside her husband.
In 1983, Glenna married Melvin Krause, and the couple lived in Watertown.
After suffering the death of her husband Melvin, Glenna moved to Arlington in 1995.
Glenna was active in the local senior citizens. She enjoyed playing piano, and she was always ready for a game of cards. She cherished the time spent with family and friends.
Glenna will be remembered for her willingness to help whenever needed.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Valentine and Lydia Lindner; son Jim Bauer; daughter Sue (Brad) Goebel; husband Melvin Krause; sisters Grace Riley, and Loretta (Willard) Heldt; brothers Edgar (Alice) Lindner, and Florian Linder; and brother-in-law Carl Heldt.
Glenna is survived by her loving family: son Steve Bauer of Arlington; daughter-in-law Bea Bauer of Watertown; grandchildren Kyla Bauer of Sturgis, SD, Kalena Bauer of Sturgis, SD, Shaun Bauer (special friend Brittani Kusske) of Waconia, and Amanda (Mitch) Boll of Mayer; great-grandchildren Elizabeth Bauer, Madilyn Bauer, Alivia Bauer, and Harland Bauer; special friend LeRoy Adelmann of Arlington; sister Esther Heldt of Waconia; brother-in-law Donald Riley of Norwood Young America; sister-in-law Dorothy Lindner of Gray Eagle; other relatives and many friends.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown with Fr. Joseph Fink as celebrant. Visitation was Monday, Nov. 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, and continued Tuesday, one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Interment was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Watertown.
Serving as casket bearers were Larry Heldt, Curtis Heldt, Donald Mader, Jerry Mader, Bob Mader, Larry Mader, and Mark Bauer.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.