Carl Krause, 80

Carl Krause, age 80, of St Bonifacius, passed away March 31, 2017 at St Mary’s Care Center, Winsted.
Carl was born to Carl and Mildred (Luebke) Krause on January 5, 1937, in Watertown, Minnesota. He was baptized, confirmed, and united in marriage to Shirley Lene all at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waconia, MN.
He was employed by Tonka Toys for 28 years as a truck driver and dispatcher. After leaving Tonka Toys he worked as a truck driver hauling for several other trucking companies.
He was a faithful member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Mound and served as a volunteer in many ways.
Carl was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and he enjoyed the time he spent with his loved ones. He was a fisherman, camper, Viking fan and an excellent baker. He loved telling Ole and Lena jokes, played the accordion and enjoyed sharing his beautiful singing voice with others. He loved the family dogs which were owned over the years; he had special fondness for Norwegian Elk Hounds.
Carl is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley; son, Kevin [Jennifer] Krause; daughter, Tami Sullivan [Mark]; grandchildren, Nicole, Michael [Judy], Alexia [Ryan], Trent, Keeley; step-grandchildren, Chad and Josh; and son-in-law, Jeffrey Martin. Also sisters, Karen [Bernie] Rauen, Carmen [Larry] Schultz, Renee [Larry] Panning, Marsha [Larry] Mesenbring; and sister-in-law, Berniece Breitbarth.
Preceded in death by son, Jeffrey Krause; daughter, Robin Martin; father; mother; father and mother-in-law, Clayton and Avis Lene; brother, Donald Krause; sister, Yvonne Miller; and brothers-in-law, Doug Miller and Fred Breitbarth.
Christian memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 5218 Bartlett Blvd, Mound, with visitation 1 hour prior.

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