Mary Ann Krause

(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 Viking Motel.

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, 1983.

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.