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April 10, 1951 – Sunday, January 29, 2017

Service Information
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hanover, MN
Thursday, February 2, 2017
3:00 PM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
5:00 – 8:00 PM

Patricia “Pat” Joan Krause, age 65 of Hanover, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017. She was born April 10, 1951 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Richard and Norma (Osenga) Zak.

Pat was a 1969 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Cresco, Iowa, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Accounting. She worked as a CPA for Larson Allen in Buffalo and Forterra in Maple Grove.

On March 15, 1971, Patricia Zak and William Krause were united in marriage in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Pat was an active member at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover, participating in the church choir, treasurer of Trust and Memorial, and previous children’s choir director.

She was a big supporter of women’s sports. She enjoyed playing softball in Hanover for many years, cross country skiing, traveling near and far, bargain hunting, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Willie Krause of Hanover, MN; daughters, Laura Krause (Ahmed Al Bayati) of Spring Lake Park, MN, Katelyn (Joe) Ortmann of Buffalo, MN; grandchildren, Omar, Abdullah, Aysha, Lukas, Kaylee; siblings, Barb Zak (Jim Dietzenbach) of Cresco, IA, Mike (Colleen) Zak of Cresco, IA, Jackie (Jeff) Brown of Savage, MN, Annette (Tim) Paulson of Mound, MN; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Norma Zak; and siblings, Mary, twin brothers, and Robert Zak.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home in St. Michael. Further visitation will be held at the church Thursday one hour prior to services. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 2 at 3:00 PM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover with Pastor Gorden Estenson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) or the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. 763-497-5362.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. anne cole

    I only knew your mom a very short time. We worked together at Forterra. She was a wonderful woman who will be sorely missed by us all. My prayer is that you all will find peace and comfort in the arms of your Savior. Bless you all!

    Anne Cole

  2. Judi Grover

    My sympathy to all of the family in Pat’s loss. I have sung with Pat in the choir for years. I pray that God will give you comfort and peace in the days to come. Thank God for the promise of eternal life.

  3. Lowell & Donna (Leitz) Huber

    So very sorry to hear about “Pep’s” passing-we were softball buds together when we were growing up. You have our deepest sympathy!

  4. Marilyn (Kruse) Kollasch

    What a delightful classmate and friend Pat was. She sat behind me in 2nd grade. I worked with her on staff when she was editor of our high school newspaper. I enjoyed catching up with her at UNI where we both attended our first year of college. She was a friend, principled and wise. I count it a privilege to have known her. My deepest condolences to Willie, her children, Barb, and all of Pat’s family.
    Marilyn (Kruse) Kollasch

  5. Jan Dietzenbach

    We are so sorry on the loss of your sister.


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