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Melvin Krause

October 18, 1923 — September 26, 2009

Melvin W. Krause, 85, Pelican Rapids, MN, formerly of Breckenridge , MN , died Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Lake Region Hospital , Fergus Falls , MN .

His funeral will be Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church , Breckenridge , MN , with Pastor Ryan Drevlow officiating.

Visitation is Tuesday, September 29, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge , MN . There will also be visitation for one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery , Breckenridge.

Pallbearers: Bruce Krause, Kenneth Kurtz, Monty Krause, Raymond Stach, Robert Stach, Timothy Kurtz

Honorary Pallbearers: All of Melvin’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Melvin Walter Krause was born October 18, 1923 in Belford Township at rural Hankinson , ND , to Arthur and Meta “Mintie” (Rippie) Krause. He attended country school in Belford Township and later moved with his family to farm at Nashua , MN . The family later moved to Breckenridge , MN and worked as roofers in Fargo , ND . On weekends Melvin also worked sheering sheep and roofing independently.

On November 9, 1953, Melvin was united in marriage to Corinne Stach. They made their home in Breckenridge. Melvin continued to roof and sheer sheep. In 1971 they purchased the Fox Motel in Breckenridge and Melvin continued roofing in Fargo and Breckenridge until his retirement, when they moved to Pelican Rapids, MN.

Melvin always enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and helping his neighbors with various jobs.

Melvin is survived by his wife:  Corinne Krause of Pelican Rapids, MN, and his four sons: Paul (Gwen) Krause of Rush Lake/Perham, MN; Clarence (Marsha) Krause of Fergus Falls, MN; Neal Krause of Glyndon , MN : and Merlyn (Darla) Krause of Breckenridge , MN .  His daughter:  Susan (Patrick) Pennington of Oakes, ND;   his four brothers: Milton Krause of Fairmount, ND.; Leonard (Lila) Krause of Fergus Falls, MN; Chester (Lorraine) Krause of Breckenridge, MN; and Loydale (Marsha) Krause of Breckenridge, MN.  His sister; Gloria Olson of Fergus Falls , MN .

He was preceded in death by his parents: Arthur and Meta Krause; His son: Arnold Krause; His grandsons: Jonathon and Scott; His daughters-in-law: Cynthia Krause and Anna Krause; His sister: Lorraine Medenwalt; His brother: Elmer Krause

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