Obit: Krause, Walter M. (1941 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Brandner, Chenier, Schmidt, Drolshagen, Fischer, Krause, Luscher, Nicks, Raminger, Smith

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 11/03/2017

Krause, Walter M. (24 JUL 1941 - 31 OCT 2017)

Walter M. Krause, 76, of Curtiss passed away at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield on Oct. 31, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Walter was born July 24, 1941, son of Edwin and Marjorie (Raminger) Krause. He married Lorna Luscher April 11, 2007.

Walter received his education in the rural Curtiss schools from K to 8th grade; he graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1959. He started working in 1960 for the Clark County Highway Department until his retirement in 1998. In his 38 years at the highway department, he gained many lifelong friends. He served his country in the Army as Hand Supplier during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1966.

Walter enjoyed his life on the farm raising pigs and Hereford beef with his brother, Bob. He enjoyed raccoon and deer hunting seasons. He loved watching western shows, Packer and Brewer games, and bull riding shows. He bragged to many about how he had freshly cleaned filleted fish dropped off at his doorstep along with fresh baked cookies in the early mornings of the day by his friend, Barb. Walter loved to play tricks on the grandkids, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. He enjoyed talking with company about deer and cropping season. He appreciated all that came to the farm and helped with the work.

Survivors include his wife, Lorna of Curtiss; daughters, La Tonia Smith of Owen and Crystal Chenier of Curtiss, Heather (Leighton) Drolshagen of Colby; mother, Marjorie of Dorchester, one brother, Robert Krause of Curtiss; four sisters, Mary Ann (Gerald) Fischer of Hartford, Donna Nicks of Medford, Jean Krause of Dorchester, and Janice (Roger) Brandner of Medford; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Geraldine and Glenn Luscher of Hadley.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin; brother-in-law, Roger Nicks; sister-in-law, Norma Krause; and son-in-law, Fred Smith.

The service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Curtiss, on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kenneth Schmidt presiding.

Burial will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery in Curtiss with full military rites by Colby VFW Post No. 2227. A meal will follow at the Mayville Town Hall.

John J. Buettgen Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time.



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