REUBEN F. KRAUSE

Reuben

 

      Reuben F. Krause, age 80, of Morristown, died on January 3, 2009 at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.
     Funeral services will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Morristown, on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Dr. Eugene C. Chase, Jr., officiating.  Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Morristown.  Veteran's military rites will be provided by the American Legion Post 149.
     Visitation will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Morristown, on Monday, January 5th from 4 to 8 p.m. and also on Tuesday for one hour prior to the services.
     Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
     Reuben F., the son of Walter E. and Martha A. (Geisler) Krause, was born on August 13, 1928 in Faribault.  He graduated from Morristown High School and served in the US Air Force.  He married Elaine Dierking at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault.  Reuben was formerly employed by Dahle Construction and later by Rice County Highway Department, retiring in 1987.  During his retirement years, he enjoyed helping area farmers and shoveling snow.  He was a member and officer at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and for the Morristown Fire Department for 31 years

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; five children, Kathy (and Gary) Wulf of Renville, Leonard Krause (and special friend, Nancy Shinabarger) of Medford, Lowell (and Lisa) Krause of Warsaw, Arlen (and Suzanne) Krause of Morristown and Karen Krause of Morristown; seven grandchildren; three step grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; five siblings, Dora Schmidtke of Faribault, Gordon (and Sandra) Krause of Huxley, Iowa, Janet Marshall (and fiancÚ, Robert Smith) of Pequot Lakes, Jerry (and Carol) Krause of Owatonna and Lucille (and Daniel) Minske of Kilkenny; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Cannon Valley Lutheran High School or the Morristown Fire Department.

 


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name:
Greg Krause
Email:
gregkrause@hotmail.com
Date:
Monday January 05, 2009

Memories

With Rueben's faith, I have no doubt he is up in heaven smiling down on us. What I admired the most in my Uncle was his smile and his sense of humor. He was involved with his church and community and would always help people (cliche but true). One of my memories was Rueben working with my uncle, Vic Ulen, on the propeller for Reuben's "air plane". I think Vic got a bigger kick out of that than Rueben. I have alot of respect for Rueben and his family. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the funeral.

Name:
Loren, Judy, Kevin and Sara Dahle
Email:
saradahle2004@hotmail.com
Date:
Sunday January 04, 2009

Memories

From Loren: As President of the Morristown Historical Society, I would like to express our appreciation for his signifanct part in starting the society. I would also like to express our thanks for the years that he volunteered at the fair and that he helped us at the Morristown Feed Mill during Dam Days. He also helped with the upkeep of the Feed Mill. We also thank him for his service for mowing at the historical cemetaries. He was always willing to share his knowledge about the history of the community; specifically, the Morristown Feed Mill. He shared that knowledge with many visitors and tour groups for many years. From Judy: My kids were infamous for putting things where they didn't belong. When Kevin was a young child, he put a pebble in his ear. I was out making Avon deliveries and when I arrived at the Krause house, Reuben told me that he could try to get the pebble out of his ear. So, with a very steady hand, he took a tweezers and was able to remove the pebble saving me a trip to the emergency room. Over the years, while I was teaching in Morristown, it was my pleasure to have had most of the Krause children as students. From Kevin: It was my pleasure to have been able to work with him at the Morristown Feed Mill during many Dam Days celebrations. My wife, Caroline, and I send our condolences. From Sara: It was my pleasure to have been able to work with him at the Morristown Feed Mill during many Dam Days celebrations, also. I remember watching him in the Dam Days parades with the Unable to Fly Outfit (UFO). I thought it was comical that he was the last entry in the parade each year. From All of Us: We would all like to extend our sympathy to all of you. Judy will be unable to attend, so she sends her condolences.

Name:
John & Arlette Hogan
Email:
jonlet9394@sbcglobal.net
Date:
Sunday January 04, 2009

Memories

Dear Elaine & family..........what a surprise to see Reuben in the Obit's last night...We hadn't heard that he was even sick or etc.....We saw him last August several time's either at church or at the Legion in Morristown..........and want to express our deepest sympathy to you & your's.........now he can see Lowell & Darrel up in heaven.......Morristown has lost several of there great Christian's all to soon.........I'm sure they are having a great celebration together from Bethlehem Church......We have just gotten home from church this morning & I have put your family on our prayer chain at Faith in Pleasant Hill, Ca. We will keep you all in our prayer's as well............God give you strength during these day's & never forget that you will all meet in heaven whenever you get there & in the Resurrection......Praise the Lord John & Arlette Hogan

Name:
John & Arlette Hogan
Email:
jonlet9394@sbcglobal.net
Date:
Sunday January 04, 2009

Memories

Dear Elaine & family..........what a surprise to see Reuben in the Obit's last night...We hadn't heard that he was even sick or etc.....We saw him last August several time's either at church or at the Legion in Morristown..........and want to express our deepest sympathy to you & your's.........now he can see Lowell & Darrel up in heaven.......Morristown has lost several of there great Christian's all to soon.........I'm sure they are having a great celebration together from Bethlehem Church......We have just gotten home from church this morning & I have put your family on our prayer chain at Faith in Pleasant Hill, Ca. We will keep you all in our prayer's as well............God give you strength during these day's & never forget that you will all meet in heaven whenever you get there & in the Resurrection......Praise the Lord John & Arlette Hogan