James L. Krause

JAMES LUKE KRAUSE, age 81 of Waseca, died on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna.

Born at his family’s home in Wilton Township, Waseca County, on February 2, 1934, James was the son of Ervin and Esther (Joecks) Krause.  He was born again into his Christian life at the age of seven, and has loved the Lord with all his heart and served Him faithfully ever since.  As he grew up he attended District 19 country school in rural Waseca County.  On March 18, 1960 he was united in marriage to Edith “Edie” Peterson at the 1st Covenant Church in Minneapolis.  Jim farmed his entire life in Wilton Township – a vocation he loved – but he had always felt that the most important crops he ever raised were his four boys.  Raising his boys included a daily time for personal and family devotions. He also spent many years raising German Shepherd pups and he loved racing, taking care of cars, tractors and singing.

James is survived by his wife, Edith of Waseca; four sons, Steve (Jill) Krause of Hampton, Scott (Bev) Krause of New Richland, Tim (Barb) Krause of New Richland, and Kevin Krause of Waseca; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two siblings, Gladys Toews of Waseca, Rachel (Rodney) Geary of Burnsville; one sister-in-law, Lilly Krause of Cottonwood; and many nieces; nephews; and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Victor Krause; and two grandsons, Noah Krause and Josiah Krause.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca. 


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