Warren J. Krause

May 18, 1922July 10, 2018

Warren John Krause, 96, passed away on July 10, 2018 at home in Palm Bay, Florida surrounded by his 4 children.

He was born in Hankinson, North Dakota and spent his childhood in Wadena, Minnesota. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, he was recruited to work on the Manhattan Project in Oakridge Tennessee. On completion of his assignment, he was then employed at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York as a mechanical engineer where he spent 37 years before retiring.

Warren was an active member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Palm Bay Senior Center where he enjoyed playing table tennis and socializing with other seniors. In his younger years, he enjoyed camping, fishing, kayaking, and sailing with his family.

He is predeceased by his wife Joan Krause, to whom he was happily married to for 46 years. He is survived by their 4 children: Leland Krause of Palm Bay, Florida and Steven Krause of Brockport, New York; Jeanne Wilson (Richard) of Clinton, Missouri and Patricia Fowler (Russell) of Milford, Pennsylvania; 9 grandchildren: Lorissa and Emerson Krause; Daniel Wilson and Amy Wilson-Darst; Russell, Michael, Jennifer, Katherine, and Amanda Fowler; and 6 great-grandchildren: Daniel, Caroline, Russell, Madison, Aiden, and Christopher. He is also survived by 4 brothers and 1 sister. He is predeceased by 2 brothers.

The funeral service was held on July 13, 2018 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Palm Bay, Florida.


  • Carl William Krause, Father
  • Cecelia Muenzer, Mother
  • Joan Krause, Wife
  • Leland Krause, Son
  • Steven Krause, Son
  • Jeanne Wilson, Daughter
  • Richard Wilson, Son-in-law
  • Patricia Fowler, Daughter
  • Russell Fowler, Son-in-law
  • Mr. Krause also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 1 sister.


  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 13, 2018

Warren J. Krause

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Okie Krause

July 24, 2018

As I looked again and again at Warren's picture and reread the beautiful memories of him, it brought such sad feelings to my heart! I keep telling myself that so many of us have out lived our life expectations, and yet how hard it is to lose one so dear!
My dear nieces and nephews and all of Warren's siblings, I send my heartfelt love and condolences! Sincerely, Okie

Mary (Krause) Haning

July 18, 2018

It was really sad news to hear from Dad about Warren’s passing. I agree with our cousin David that we never felt like we had enough time with Warren, Joan and the cousins. On one level their lives were far away from Minnesota but on another everyone seemed to hold them closely, Dad was always so pleased to have a phone call and connect with his brother, Warren. My mom was always impressed by Warren’s sweet nature and absolute faith in God, A life well lived.

Josie Krause Cimbura

July 17, 2018

Thinking about all of you, and wishing you my deepest sympathy. When I think about your Dad, I remember his bright sparkling eyes and light hearted spirit. It was always big news when your family was back in Wadena to visit, because you were so far from home. Your Dad was always enthusiastic about everything, and your Mom such a quiet gentle spirit. When I think back on all those times it is such a reminder of how blessed I feel to be part of such a special family. I loved hearing about Warren's great table tennis adventures from other family members. I know he had a wonderful life, and am so glad he was able to be surrounded by you when he left this world. God Bless!!

Okie Krause

July 16, 2018

Warren was one of my very dear brother-in laws. He was Stu's "best man" at our wedding, and now it has been many years since I have had the opportunity to be with him, due to the many miles we lived apart. When Warren and family visited his parents at their lake cabin, Stu and I were always included in the celebrations that were a part of their visit.

David Krause

July 15, 2018

I was greatly saddened to hear of Uncle Warren's passing. My heart goes out to all four cousins and their families. I know you will miss him dearly and I also know that he lives on - in the hearts and minds of all of you and all of us - the rest of the family.
I have fond memories of Warren - spending time in conversation at the Krause cabin. Warren had a gentle and deep nature about him and I always enjoyed our interactions. I always felt that we just never really got enough time with Warren and the family but I did enjoy that which we spent together. He always reminded me of my dad, Stu, and when I look at his obit picture it REALLY makes me think of Dad.
Sending my love and prayers to all of you!

Jean Cumming

July 13, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of our brother Warren's passing. I remember how Howard and Warren would sneak into the fair grounds before the fair opened. They wanted to ride a bull but Warren was too scared to try! I remember how close they were. The 4 oldest boys shared one bedroom in our house. Warren was a special brother!
Jeanne Cumming (the only sister)

Ken Krause

July 12, 2018

Warren was 10 years old when I was born, At about 4 years old I remember Warren and Howard and I having Mother's homemade bread straberry jam and milk after they came home from school,
Later we enjoyed playing tennis on the court, We also fishedtogether,Mary andI enjoyed our time together with Warren and Joan at our home in Wadena, These are special memories that will never be forgotten, He was a wonderful brother,


Joe Krause

July 12, 2018

I was born in 1936 when Warren was already 14 years old. Consequently, I remember nothing about Warren until after he had left home for college and later employment. As a youngster, I always felt that Warren was a mechanical genius. When he was at home on vacation, I would put him to work on my bicycle. He would take it apart and soak the various parts in a lubricant. He would then put the whole thing back together. It always seemed easier to peddle, and I could get it to go much faster than before he worked on it. Later, I have pleasant memories of Warren and Joan and their children on vacation at Ottertail Lake.

Ray Krause

July 12, 2018

As a boy growing up in a large family, Warren was 7 years older, but
was the next oldest brother. He was always nice to me. When we had
summer cabins he would take me fishing, and he always included me in
activities when he could. When he would come home from the U. of
Minnesota we would talk about football. Minnesota won 2 national
champs while he was in school.

When we were older we still fished together. When I was home on leave
during the Korean war, we went to Canada on a fishing trip with Dad. Stu,
Chet, and me.

In later years, Warren would return to Minnesota to stay with his family
at our family cabin on Ottertail Lake. We always got together at those times.
I will miss him very much.

Chester Krause

July 11, 2018

My Brother Warren, was the youngest of what was known as the four boys... Chet, Stu, Howard, and Warren...
Warren was dedicated to the Lord.. While visiting Rosie and I... She found him kneeling saying his nightly prayers..
He was highly respected and a wonderful Brother..