Patricia ‘Pat’ Krause, 65


Formerly of Cresco -  Patricia “Pat” Joan Krause, age 65 of Hanover, Minn. passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. 
Funeral services were Feb. 2 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover with Pastor Gordon Estenson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) or the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Pat was born April 10, 1951 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Richard and Norma (Osenga) Zak.
She 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, Minn.
Pat was an active member at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover, participating in the church choir, treasurer of Trust and Memorial and was 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; daughters, Laura (Ahmed) Krause of Spring Lake Park, Minn. and Katelyn (Joe) Ortmann of Buffalo, Minn.; grandchildren, Omar, Abdullah, Aysha, Lukas and Kaylee; siblings, Barb Zak (Jim Dietzenbach) of Cresco, Mike (Colleen) Zak of Cresco, Jackie (Jeff) Brown of Savage, Minn. and Annette (Tim) Paulson of Mound, Minn.; 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.

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