Obit: Krause, George C. (1900 - 1979)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Krause, Foemmel, Tess, Gerber, McIntyre, Smith, Jelinski, Seibert, Dahl, Walters, Jenni, Friemoth, Lindloff

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/27/1979

Krause, George C. (17 November 1900 – 17 December 1979)

A lifetime farmer in the Town of Grant, George C. Krause, 79, Rt. 5 Neillsville, passed away suddenly in his home, Monday morning, December 17.

Krause was born on November 17, 1900, in the Town of Grant to Joseph and Julia (Foemmel) Krause. After receiving his education, he farmed with his parents. On November 8, 1925, he married Rocelia Gerber in Granton ceremonies. The couple continued to farm in the Town of Grant. He retired several years ago, due to failing health. He was a member of St. John’s congregation.

Surviving him, besides his wife, is one son, Clarence, Neillsville; three daughters, Elaine Krause of Neillsville, Mrs. Patrick (Virginia) McIntyre of Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Arlo (Shirley) Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo.; to sisters, Mrs. Steve (Ester) Jelinski of Milwaukee and Mrs. Joseph (Ida) Seibert of Cedarberg; one brother, Elmer, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin and Oscar, and one sister, Blanche.

Funeral services were held in the early afternoon of December 20, for George C. Krause, 79, from St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Neillsville. Offering music at the service was the choir of St. John’s Church, accompanied by Paul Tess. Songs were “The Lord Is My Shepherd” and “For Me To Live Is Jesus.”

The Rev. Norman W. Lindloff officiated. Burial was made in Windfall Cemetery, Granton, with the Gesche Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Ervin Foemmel, Arthur Dahl, Sr., Eugene Walters, Roland Jenni, Harland Gerber and Milton Friemoth.



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