Bruce P. Krause, 51, of rural
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, at
Visitation will be Tuesday, November 24, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home,
Interment will be at the
Pallbearers will be Zach Willemssen, Tanner Oliphant, Jordan Burlison, Sam Johnson, Dustin Krause, Casey Green and Derek Willemssen.
Honorary pallbearers are all of Bruce’s nieces, Godchildren and all who called him friend.
Bruce was born September 27, 1958 to Milton and LaVonne (Bladow) Krause in
Bruce was united in marriage to Karleen Willemssen on January 11, 1986 at
Bruce enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling the forty-eight states, Canada and the Bahamas with his family, scuba diving, spending time with his motorcycle buddies, time out at the lake and time spent with his special friend, his dog, “Jed.”
He always enjoyed music, especially playing his guitar.
Bruce was a member of the Fairmount Fire Department and First Responders for 23 years and an Elder and member of
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the “Embrace” Survivorship program through the
He is survived by his wife: Karleen Krause, Fairmount, ND; His three daughters: Meghan (Carl) Tegtmeier, Fargo, ND; Chelsea Krause, Fargo, ND; and Jade Krause, Fairmount, ND; His sister: Diane (Charlie) Johnson, of Vining, MN, and their children, Ericka, Sam and Hilary; His brother: Roger (Kim) Krause of Wahpeton, ND, and their children, Austin and Alex; His father: Milton Krause, Fairmount, ND; His niece: Shawna (Casey) Green, Fairmount, ND; His nephew: Dustin (Kris) Krause, Wahpeton, ND; His mother-in-law: Donna Willemssen, Breckenridge, MN; His brothers-in-law: Rodney Willemssen, Wahpeton, ND; Les (Patsy) Willemssen, Wahpeton, ND, and their son, Adam (Monica) Willemssen; Tom (Kim) Willemssen, Breckenridge, MN and their children, Alysha (Tanner) Oliphant and Zach Willemssen; His sister-in-law: Michelle Willemssen and her children, Darcie and Derek; and many great nieces and nephews.
Bruce was preceded in death by his mother: LaVonne Krause; His brother: Douglas Krause; His sister-in-law: Bernice Krause; His Godparents: Theodore and Helen Bladow and Arthur and Mata Krause; His father-in-law: Thaine “Doc” Willemssen; His brothers-in-law: Donald Willemssen and Gary Willemssen.