Lillian Krause


December 5, 2020

Dell Rapids, SD

Lillian May Krause (97 years old), died on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at the Dells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. She was born in Elcho, Wisconsin on May 28, 1923 to Ernest and Merlinda Knoke. Lillian was united in marriage to Gilbert Albert Krause on February 10, 1945 in Wild Rose, WI. Gilbert and Lillian made their home in Hibbing, MN, where she worked as a Registered Nurse in the Hibbing General Hospital and the Adams Clinic. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Krause of Frisco, TX and Kristine (Lance) Dusing of Dell Rapids, SD; two sons, Dan (Bete) Krause of Los Angeles, CA and Dr. Kevin (Tamara) Krause of Hibbing, MN; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, a brother-in-law, Wallace Krause of Fond du Lac, WI and a brother, Calvin Knoke of Knoxville, TN; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert Krause, a son, Major David Krause, USMC, and an infant son, Mark Krause; her parents, and three sisters, Ruth Sternberg, Arline Bolz and Evelyn Kullerstrand.

Memorial gifts in memory of Lillian may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church, 4010 9th Ave West, Hibbing, MN 55746.

Her Memorial Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Kahler-Brende Funeral Home in Dell Rapids, SD. Visitation will be one hour prior to the start of the service. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Hibbing, MN at a later date.