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Walter M. Krause, 76 of Curtiss passed away surrounded by his loving family at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield on October 31, 2017. Walter was born July 24, 1941, son of Edwin and Marjorie (Raminger) Krause.  He married Lorna Luscher April 11, 2007. Survivors include his wife Lorna of Curtiss, step-daughters, La Tonia Smith of Owen, Crystal Chenier of Curtiss, Heather (Leighton) Drolshagen of Colby; Mother, Marjorie of Dorchester, father-in-law Glenn Luscher and mother-in-law Geraldine Luscher of Hatley, one brother Robert Krause of Curtiss, and four sisters: Mary Ann (Gerald) Fischer of Hartford, Donna Nicks of Medford, Jean Krause of Dorchester, and Janice (Roger) Brandner of Medford.He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin, brother-in-law, Roger Nicks, sister-in-law, Norma Krause and son- in-law, Fred Smith. 

Walter received his education in the rural Curtiss schools from K to 8th grade; he graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1959. He started working in 1960 for the Clark County Highway Department until his retirement in 1998, in his 38 years at the Highway Department he gained many lifelong friends.  He served his country in the Army as Hand Supplier during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1966. 

Walter enjoyed his life on the farm raising pigs and Hereford Beef with his brother Bob.  He enjoyed raccoon and deer hunting seasons.  He loved watching western shows, Packer and Brewer games, and Bull riding shows.  He bragged too many about how he had freshly cleaned filleted fish dropped off at his doorstep along with fresh baked cookies in the early mornings of the day by his friend Barb.  Walter loved to play tricks on the grandkids, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.  He enjoyed talking with company about deer and cropping season. He appreciated all that came to the farm and helped with the work. 

Service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Curtiss, WI on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Visitation will be held at 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Kenneth Schmidt officiating. Burial will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery in Curtiss with full military rites by Colby VFW Post #2227. A meal will follow at the Mayville Town Hall. John J. Buettgen Funeral Home is assisting family at this time.


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