Iloe Marie Krause

January 2, 1939April 4, 2018

Iloe Marie Krause, 79, of Bartonville, passed away April 4, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born January 2, 1939 in Metamora to J. Charles and Mary M (Miller) Welte. She married James "Jim" Krause on August 20, 1966 in Peoria. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Francis Welte.

Surviving are her husband, Jim of Bartonville, four children, Troy (Lori) Krause of Mapleton, Rhonda (Troy) Unkrich of Hanna City, Ryan (Susan) Krause of Canton and Delisa (Nick) Biggs of Vail, AZ; four grandchildren, Braylan Unkrich, Jade Krause, Levi Krause and Caleb Biggs; four brothers, Robert Welte of Branson, MO, Alan Welte, Mark Welte and Stephen Welte all of Richland Center, Wi; and 23 nieces and nephews.

Iloe was a graduate of Metamora High School and Mid-State College of Commerce. She worked as a Bookkeeper for Vachon Brake Service and as a Secretary for Hollis Township . She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Bartonville.

She loved the outdoors and tending to her flower gardens. Iloe was a very selfless person that always put family and others before herself. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, worlds best mom, loving grandmother and sister.

Iloe lived a private life with her family and her wishes were to be remembered privately with no visitation or service. A private in urnment at Resurrection Mausoleum will be at a later date.

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church or St. Jude Mid-West Affiliate. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


  • J. Charles Welte, Father
  • Mary M. (Miller) Welte, Mother
  • James "Jim" Krause, Husband
  • Troy and Lori Krause, Son
  • Rhonda and Troy Unkrich, Daughter
  • Ryan and Susan Krause, Son
  • Delisa and Nick Biggs, Daughter
  • Braylan Unkrich, Grandchild
  • Jade Krause, Grandchild
  • Levi Krause, Grandchild
  • Caleb Biggs, Grandchild
  • Robert Welte, Brother
  • Alan Welte, Brother
  • Mark Welte, Brother
  • Stephen Welte, Brother
  • Frank Welte, Brother
  • ~ Twenty-Three Nieces and Nephews
  • Iloe was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Frank Welte.

  • St. Anthony Catholic Church or St. Jude Midwest Affiliate


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

Iloe Marie Krause

have a memory or condolence to add?

Rhonda McGath-McKelvey

April 10, 2018

Troy Krause & Family,

With deepest sympathy my heart goes out to you. I am praying that your memories, each other, and God will give your aching hearts comfort at this difficult time. Please know you are not alone. If you need an ear to listen or a hug, I am here.

In His Love,
Rhonda McGath-McKelvey

Terri Thomas-Donley

April 8, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Julie (Vyncke)Lowery

April 6, 2018

Rhonda, Delisa and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.
Our hearts ache for you. We wish you strength as you move forward with heavy hearts. May your beautiful memories bring you peace.
Sending you the biggest hugs and our deepest sympathies,
Steve and Julie

Dan & Annie Plaag

April 6, 2018

Dear Jim and Family,
We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear wife and mother. Iloe was a beautiful, kind, friendly soul, with such a warm, welcoming personality. May your many memories bring you great joy! May God richly bless each of you with Love and Peace. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️
Eternal Rest grant unto her O'Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon her.
Dan & Annie Plaag