Lydia E. Krause, 99, of Rhinelander, died on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at the Friendly Village. She was born on December 13, 1912, in Sheboygan Falls, to Louis and Elsie Kohlhagen.
Lydia was united in marriage to Harold Krause and they moved to Rhinelander in 1952. From 1953 until 1968, they operated Krause’s Three Way Service in Sugar Camp. Lydia was one of the last surviving charter members of St. Mark Lutheran Church. She considered herself a “home body” who enjoyed time spent with her family. Her interests included cooking, baking, sewing, and arts and crafts.
Lydia is survived by her son, Keith Krause of Rhinelander; her daughter, Kaylene Delvaux of DePere, WI; a granddaughter, Anita Brooks of Rhinelander; three grandsons, Joshua and Brandon Delvaux both of Green Bay and Cody Delvaux of Oshkosh; and great grandchildren. She is further survived by a sister-in-law, Wilma Kohlhagen of Sheboygan Falls, WI; a special friend, Gyrene Strassman of Lomira, WI; nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold on December 8, 1983, a sister, three brothers, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at St. Mark Lutheran Church with Rev. Richard Miller officiating. Interment was in Northland Memorial Park.
(Carlson Funeral Home)