(Tuesday - October 26, 2021) -
Mary Ann Krause, age 85, of Norway, went to be with the Lord on
Saturday, October 23, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital,
surrounded by her loved ones and prayer.
Mary Ann was born on July 14, 1936 in Norway, the daughter of the
late Lawrence and Genevieve (Paul) DeClark. She graduated from
Norway High School in 1954 and moved to Milwaukee, where she worked
for Allis Chalmers as an Office Receptionist. She subsequently moved
back to Norway, where she worked for the Sewing Factory and the
Mary Ann married her first love Raymond Krause on June 22, 1957 in
St. Mary’s Church in Norway. He preceded her in death on July 16,
She enjoyed sewing for her family and as a 4H leader. Her passion
was her art and a member of the “Les Artiste” for many years. She
enjoyed taking tours with her Les Artiste friends and other life
time friends and especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s
school activities and family get togethers.
Mary Ann enjoyed baking, gardening, luncheons with her friends and
“bumming” with her children.
As a family they took yearly camping trips out west and spent most
of the time at their cottage.
Mary Ann was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a
member of the Ladies of St. Mary. Her faith and God were always the
center of her life.
She is survived by her children who all live in the Norway area
Karen (Steve) Blackhall, Paula (Jeff) Petrick, Kathy (Steve) Alexa,
Lin (Brian) Peterson, Michelle (Rod) Johnson and Michael Krause; 18
grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; sister Kathleen Kusmitch of
Crystal Falls; many nieces and nephews; her special friends Mary
Hulce, Nancy Bal and many others.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by many family members and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 29 from 10:00 to11:30 AM
at St. Mary’s Church in Norway.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:30
AM at St. Mary’s Church with Fr. Marty Flynn officiating.
Interment will follow at the Norway Township Cemetery.
The Ortman Funeral Home of Norway is in charge of arrangements.