Elaine M. Krause, 88, life-long Bark River resident, passed away on Monday evening, April 18, 2016 at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River.
She was born on February 22, 1928 in Escanaba, daughter of Adolph and Vera (Palmgren) Dahl. Elaine graduated from Escanaba High School, class of 1946.
On May 14, 1947, Elaine married John “Jack” Krause at Salem Lutheran Church in Bark River.
He preceded her in death on February 15, 2010.
She was a life member of the Bark River Salem Lutheran Church and was active in the womens group, choir and many of the church activities.
In her younger years, she taught 4-H girls in sewing. She also had a Brownie Troop and helped with the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts.
Elaine was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 438 for over 50 years in which she held several offices. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary Military Order of the Purple Heart unit 1976. She was president for 20 years. Elaine was in several golf leagues and was a member of the Highland Golf Club and Sweet Water Golf Club. She bowled in many leagues and enjoyed playing cards with her friends. Elaine was a keeper of family and local history.
Elaine and her husband, Jack, enjoyed traveling to the countries in which he fought during World War II, highlighted by an audience with Pope John Paul. They spent several winters in Texas and for 15 years they spent the winter months at their home in Haines City, FL.
Survivors include her children, Daniel Krause of Bark River; Bette Lu Krause of Ocean Park, WA, Julie (Jim) Williams of Superior, WI; grandson, Scott Williams; step grandson, Shawn Williams; brother, Roy (Shirley) Dahl of Escanaba; sister in law, Geri Krause of Escanaba; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, and husband, Jack, she was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Olson; brothers, Cletis, Len, Harlan and Vernon Dahl; sisters in law, Maurine Linder and LuAnn Sweat; brother in law, Ernest “Butch” Krause, Jr.; and Godson, Michael Krause.
Visitation will be on Thursday, April 21st from 3 to 5:15 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. The Bark River American Legion Auxiliary Post 438 will have services at 5:15 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. at the Salem Lutheran Church in Bark River with Pastor Paul Strom officiating. A meal will follow at the Bark River Senior Center.
Burial will be in the Bark River Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salem Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Krause family.