Leonard C. Krause, 92, of Fergus Falls

Published 11:55am Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Leonard C. Krause, 92, of Fergus Falls, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at his home.

Leonard was born Oct. 20, 1921, in Mantador, N.D., the son of Arthur and Meta (Rippie) Krause.  He attended school in Mantador and Dwight, N.D. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific on a submarine.

On May 8, 1946, he married Lila Daker in Breckenridge. Through the years, Leonard farmed and worked as a welder and plumber. He lived in Tintah, Breckenridge and Clitherall.

In 1960, the family moved to Fergus Falls and resided there since.

He worked for Fergus Plumbing, Kimber Awning and eventually owned his own business, J & L Plumbing.

He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, the Eagles and a life member of the V.F.W., DAV and American Legion in Fergus Falls. He enjoyed painting, gardening, hunting, fishing and his yard.

Preceding him in death were his parents; an infant daughter, Evelyn; a son, Gary; brothers, Elmer, Melvin and Chester; a sister, Lorraine Medenwaldt; and grandsons, Billy Krause and Leonard Gene Krause.

Survivors include his wife, Lila of Fergus Falls; children, Sharon Elsner of Alexandria, Karen Johnson of Battle Lake, Kevin (Marina) Krause of Moscow, Russia, and Jeffrey (Wendy) Krause of Fergus Falls; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Milton Krause of Fairmont, N.D., and Loydale (Marcia) Krause of Breckenridge; a sister, Gloria Olson of Fergus Falls; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church

Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls

Clergy: Rev. Jon Olson

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Wahpeton, N.D., with military honors provided by Fergus Falls V. F. W. and American Legion

Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls

Condolences: www.olsonfuneralhome.com


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