Myrtle S. Krause

30 June, 19172 February, 2021

Myrtle Serena Albrecht Krause, 103, of Victoria passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021. She was born on June 30, 1917 to the late Anton W. Albrecht and Mary Leonhardt Albrecht. She married Murray P. Krause on September 25, 1940 and celebrated 70 years of marriage until his death in 2010.

She was a loving wife, aunt and friend. She loved to dance and listen to polka and country and western music and always looked forward to the Molly B. Polka Show. Myrtle enjoyed cooking, gardening, playing dominoes and drinking coffee and eating her homemade sweets with her many friends. She loved and cared for her numerous cats throughout the years. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her nieces Marilyn (Wayne) Key of Weatherford, Barbara (Randal) Ordner of Tomball, Diana (Lynn) Honc of El Campo and Debra (David) Skewes of Dublin, Virginia; nephews Robert (Catarina) Hasdorff of Austin, Anthony (Gloria) Wilhelm, Sr. of Victoria, Lenwood (Susan) Krause, Jr. of Victoria, Robert (Kathy) Krause of Katy; cousin, Barbara Strain of Portland, Texas, several great-nieces, and dear friends Joyce Bludau, Gwen Hall, Jodie Brown and Becky Hilton.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; sisters, Lenora Wilhelm, Elvera Hasesloff, Ella Hasdorff, Anna Marie Albrecht; brothers, Anton Albrecht and Leonard Albrecht.

Pallbearers are Larry Svetlik, Howard Hilton, Sonny Wheeler, James Brown, John Hall, and Lenwood Krause Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Hasdorff, Wayne Key, Roland Strobeck and Allan Lara.

Special thanks to Reyes Sherman, Sally Cantu and Pilar Martinez for being her wonderful caregivers for several years before moving into Twin Pines Nursing and Rehab Center.

Ms. Krause will lie in state from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Colonial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, followed by the Funeral Service at 2 p.m., all at Colonial Funeral Home, immediately followed by entombment at Resurrection Cemetery.

Due to Covid-19, all who attend will be required to wear a facial covering and practice social distancing.

Memorial donations may be made to First English Lutheran Church or the Dorothy O’Connor Pet Adoption Center.

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  • Murray Paul Krause, Husband (deceased)
  • Anton Albrecht, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Leonhardt Albrecht, Mother (deceased)
  • Marilyn (Wayne) Key, Niece
  • Barbara (Randal) Ordner, Niece
  • Diana (Lynn) Honc, Niece
  • Debra (David) Skewes, Niece
  • Robert (Catarina) Hasdorff, Nephew
  • Anthony (Gloria) Wilhelm Sr., Nephew
  • Lenwood (Susan) Krause Jr., Nephew
  • Robert (Kathy) Krause, Nephew
  • Joyce Bludau, Friend
  • Gwen Hall, Friend
  • Jodie Brown, Friend
  • Becky Hilton, Friend
  • Lenora Wilhelm, Sister (deceased)
  • Elvera Hasesloff, Sister (deceased)
  • Ella Hasdorff, Sister (deceased)
  • Anna Marie Albrecht, Sister (deceased)
  • Anton Albrecht, Brother (deceased)
  • Leonard Albrecht, Brother (deceased)
  • Ms. Krause also leaves behind several great-nieces, all of whom will cherish her memory.

  • Larry Svetlik, Active
  • Howard Hilton, Active
  • Sonny Wheeler, Active
  • James Brown, Active
  • John Hall, Active
  • Lenwood Krause Jr., Active
  • Robert Hasdorff, Honourary
  • Wayne Key, Honourary
  • Roland Strobeck, Honourary
  • Allan Lara, Honorary

  • First English Lutheran Church
  • Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center


  • Lie in State

    Wednesday, 10 February , 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 10 February , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, 10 February , 2021

  • Entombment

    Wednesday, 10 February , 2021


Myrtle S. Krause

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Stephanie Witkowski

9 February 2021

Myrtle, Myrtle
The most fun reason for any visit to Victoria !
What a gal. We will all miss her greatly.

Terri Ingram

6 February 2021

Myrtle was always so much fun when we came to visit. She was always a gracious hostess. We loved to come to Victoria when we were younger. She was my mother's aunt. My mother is Helen (Haseloff) McKay and she lives in Vernon Texas and she is also Myrtle's niece.

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