Alice R. Krause

April 6, 2019

Alice Ruth Krause (nee Kohls), 96, Watertown, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at home.

Alice was born on March 27, 1923, in Columbus, to Louis and Johanna Maas Kohls. She married Lester F. Krause on July 25, 1942, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Watertown. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2007. She was a lifetime member of St. Mark’s church, having been baptized, confirmed and a graduate of St. Mark’s Lutheran School, and was St. Mark’s oldest member. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1941.

Lester and Alice farmed in the town of Farmington until moving to Watertown in 1959. She was a homemaker all her life and for a short time worked at Mid-State Shoe Company. She enjoyed crocheting and made many beautiful items to give as gifts and sell at craft fairs. She enjoyed going to bingo, puzzles and reading. She and Lester also did Meals on Wheels and St. Mark’s Messenger. People who met her always commented on her beautiful smile, even until the end.

Alice is survived by her children Darrell (Vera) of Appleton, Bonnie (Michael) Stoltenburg of Johnson Creek and Lynne (James) Schultz of Watertown; grandchildren: Kellee (James) Kroll, Jeffrey Klingbeil, Aaron Stoltenburg (Laura Passmore), Alisa Chatos (Doug Logemann), W. Korey (Judy) Krause, Rebekah Stoltenburg; great-grandchildren: Tyus, Logan, Bayden, Jadyn, Cameron, Lula, Brady, Zaya and Cole; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Alice was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by her sisters Marjorie Watson, Betty Schilberg, Evelyn Kohls and Shirley Canniff, and brothers Eugene Kohls, Kenneth Kohls and Richard Kohls. She was also preceded in death by son-in-law Ronald Klingbeil.

Visitation will be at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home & Cremation Service on Monday from 5-7 p.m. A service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. James Backus officiating. A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Farmington Lutheran Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be sent on www.watertownwifuneralhome.com.

Memorials can be directed to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or a charity of one’s choice.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home & Cremation Service

500 Welsh Road Watertown