Sharon “Midge” L. (Lewis) Krause, 71, of Bark River (Ford River area), passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.
Sharon, daughter of Llyod and Anna (Martin) Lewis, was born on June 22, 1945 in Detroit. She lived in Detroit until she was sixteen, and then she relocated to Escanaba. She graduated from Escanaba High School in 1963.
On May 23, 1964 she married Marvin Krause at the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Escanaba.
Sharon moved to Green Bay for seventeen years where she was employed with the Green Bay Head Start Program. She moved back to the Escanaba area and retired from the Escanaba School System in 1993 as a teacher’s aide. In 2003, she moved to the Bark River area.
Sharon was President of the Escanaba School Union for the support staff, a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, and in her spare time enjoyed camping, playing bingo, four wheeling, watching sports (especially Michigan sports), and playing keno at the Ford River Pub.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin; children, Elizabeth (Mark) Roberts of Escanaba, Kimberly (Mick) Boutilier of Escanaba, and Marvin (Diane) Krause Jr. of Battle Creek, MI; grandchildren, Nicholas, Nolan, Anna, and Brian; step-brother, Louie Bauman of Petoskey; as well as nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Sandy; and father and mother-in-law, Fred and Bertha Krause.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 10th from 2-4 p.m. at the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Escanaba. The service will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Paul Doletzky officiating. A meal will be provided immediately after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the family. A memorial will be decided on at a later date.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Krause family.