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Krause, 96, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial
A memorial service will be on Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. at
the Beason Methodist Church. Light refreshments and
fellowship will follow.
Arrangements are by
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln.
For all but a few of her 96 years, Mildred
resided on the family farm south of Beason.
She was born in Beason on Oct. 6, 1913, a
daughter of Thomas Andrew and Maude Woland Gardner.
She married Harold "Pete" Krause in 1939, and he
preceded her in death.
They had two sons, Roger (and Georgia) of
Vandalia and Gene (and Pat) of Lincoln; three
grandchildren; and numerous great- and
She was also preceded in death by four siblings:
John and Harold, Josephine Richner, and Louise
In addition to a busy farm life, she was active
in the Beason Methodist Church, with the Beason
Methodist Women, as a 4-H leader, a charter member
of Logan County Homemakers Extension, taught music
and in general gave unselfishly to the local
community wherever and whenever asked.
Mildred loved the outdoors. She and Pete worked side
by side on the farm. In later years she and two of
her "buddies" became known throughout the county for
their fishing adventures. Again, any excuse to be
Mildred will be remembered as a loving wife,
mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will
be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
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