A gathering time for family and friends of Michael “Mike” Manuel Krause of Albert Lea, MN will be held from 4 until 8 PM Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea, MN. Pastor Kent Otterman will share some reflections at 7:30 PM. Interment will be at a later date.
Michael died Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Albert Lea Good Samaritan Center. He was 76 years of age.
Mike was born July 3, 1943 in Wells, MN, the son of Manuel “Bud” and Rose (Malzahn) Krause. He grew up near Wells and Albert Lea, graduating from Albert Lea High School. Mike joined the military in 1967 where he served proudly in the US Army. He worked several years doing electrical work for the State of Minnesota where he enjoyed his work.
Mike lived with grit and determination as well as a lot of humor. After a car accident on July 12, 1976 he was told he would likely not ever walk again. He gave a smirk and said “I’ll be hunting in Montana come fall” sure enough, he was! Mike loved hunting and trips out west and family get togethers.
Left to embellish his memory are brothers Monte Krause, Mark Krause, Merle Krause, sister Malinda (Randy) Nielsen, daughter Jenny and family, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding him in death are his parents Bud and Rose Krause, grandparents Hilbert and Francis Malzahn and cousin Art “Sonny” Malzahn Jr.