THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Delores A. Krause
Issue Date: November 15, 2017
Delores A. (Sterzing) Krause, 90, of Marinette, passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at Rennes Health Care Center-West in Peshtigo after a struggle with Parkinson's Disease and dementia.
Born July 5, 1927 in the Town of Little River, Oconto County, to Edward and Ida (Behnke) Sterzing, she spent most of her early life with her family in the Town of Grover, where she attended the Payne School.
On April 14, 1945, she married Melvin C. Krause. She worked at Boreal Glove Company and later at Marinette Knitting Mill where she was a skilled seamstress.
As a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, she led an active lifestyle and enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, wood refinishing, painting, gardening and fishing, snowmobiling and deer hunting in Florence County and in Wyoming. For many years, she sold Sarah Coventry Jewelry. She also competed in and won a tractor pulling contest with her husband's Cat.
A writer of poetry, she left behind a collection of poems for her family. With her love of God and the Bible, she was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1977, loving to share the Bible's hope for the future with others.
She is survived by four children, Glenda (David) Karchinski of DePere, Melvin (Karen) Krause, Jr. of Marinette, Bonny (Edward) Liesman of Waukesha and Kim (Jeannette) Krause of Marinette; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; a sister, Beverly and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Merlen (Emily), Elmer (Loretta) and Loren (Gloria) Sterzing.
Friends may call at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 20 from 3 p.m. until time of a comforting Bible talk at 5:30 p.m. Burial will be next to her husband, Melvin, Sr. in Glenwood Memorial Gardens.