Ruth Krause, 78Ruth Mary Krause, 78, Parkers Prairie, died Thursday, January 17, 2013 at St. William's Living Center in Parkers Prairie, following a brief illness.
Ruth Mary Krause, 78, Parkers Prairie, died Thursday, January 17, 2013 at St. William's Living Center in Parkers Prairie, following a brief illness.
Ruth was born September 16, 1934 to Rudolph and Doris (Zilker) Zeithamer on the family farm in Lake Mary Township, Douglas County. She attended country school, later Alexandria public schools and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1952. Following her education, she worked as a bookkeeper for Runestone Electric Association in Alexandria until her marriage.
She was united in marriage to Lawrence Krause on July 7, 1954 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in West Miltona. Following their marriage, Ruth continued working as a bookkeeper. She worked for the Krause family farm, Krause Service, Krause Sand and Gravel and Krause Livestock Hauling.
She and her husband retired in 1998 and enjoyed spending time on the farm and fishing together. She also enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, cooking, playing cards, puzzles and watching birds. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.
Ruth is survived by three sons, Loren (Lynn) Krause of Owatonna, Larry Krause of Miltona and Leon (Patty) Krause of Alexandria; a sister, Dorothy (Raymond) Trousil of Alexandria; two brothers, Richard (Sonja) Zeithamer of Alexandria and Kenneth (Arlene) Zeithamer of Farwell; two granddaughters, April (Matt) Grobner and Kayla (Robert) Vogel; two great-grandsons, Dillon Grobner and Tyler Grobner; along with nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence, in 2005; and twin brother, Rudy Zeithamer.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 21 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Miltona with the Rev. William Stockman officiating. Music was provided by organist, Debra Joachim. Burial was at Parkers Prairie Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Randy Zeithamer, Ron Zeithamer, Kenny Zeithamer, Steven Zeithamer, John Zeithamer and Kelly Hawkinson. Honorary pallbearers were David Jante and Carl Jante.
Arrangements are with Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Service; www.lindfamilyfh.com.