Obit: Krause, Doris R. (1928 – 2015)


Surnames: Krause, Naatz, Oelrich, Hollibush, Willett, Reinwand, Strasburg, Putzier

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 06 Jan 2015

Krause, Doris R. (19 AUG 1928 – 3 JAN 2015)

Doris R. Krause, age 86, a longtime resident of Spencer, passed away at her home on Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev David DePaoli will officiate. Burial will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in The Town of Brighton. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5PM until 7PM at Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer and again on Thursday at the church in Spencer from 10AM until time of services. Serving as pallbearers will be Patrick, Dan and Mike Krause, George Willett and Jerome and Wilbur Krause. Honorary pallbearers will be Katie Reinwand and Hannah Strasburg.

Doris was born on August 19, 1928 in Spencer, the daughter of George and Linda (Naatz) Oelrich. While growing up on the Oelrich Family Farm on Fairhaven Lane, she attended and graduated from Spencer High School. Doris resided in Stevens Point for a few years where she was employed at Hardware Mutual Insurance (now Sentry Insurance) doing clerical work. She later married Bernard Krause on June 12, 1954. Together, they raised their children, farmed with pride, and loved being in the country on the Krause Family Farm located in the township of Brighton. Sadly, her husband Bernard passed away November 23, 1985.

Her hobbies included sewing, making beautiful quilts, taking bus trips with friends and gardening. Doris loved and cherished all of her family and especially enjoyed cooking and making delicious meals for them. All at her table enjoyed fellowship, hospitality and plenty of wonderful food.

Doris faithfully served with St. John's Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran Churches over her lifetime. She devoted time with Ladies Aid, the Lutheran Woman's Missionary League and in many ways gave of her time and talents to so many in her church families.

Survivors include her daughters: Karla (special friend Joe Hollibush) Krause of Spencer and Nadine (Dean) Willett of Spencer; her grandchildren: Patrick (Brooke) Krause of Spencer, Dan (Sarah) Krause of Unity, Katie (Justin) Reinwand of Langley AFB, VA, George Willett of Mosinee, Mike Krause of Glendale and Hannah (Michael) Strasburg of Crystal Lake IL; her great grandchildren: Jaela, Khiah and Vander Krause, Rayna Reinwand and Lydia Strasburg; one sister Louise Putzier of Eau Claire along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents George and Linda Oelrich, one brother Carroll Oelrich, her husband Bernard Krause, and son Steven Krause.

The family is accepting memorials in Doris's name to Trinity Lutheran Church-Spencer.

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