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Carol A. Krause

October 28, 1937 ~ July 16, 2018 (age 80)

Carol A. Krause, age 80, of Merrill, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018, at her residence.  Carol was born on October 28, 1937 to the late Edward and Mildred (Gremler) Kunkel in Merrill.  She attended and graduated from Merrill High School.  Carol married the love of her life, Roger Krause in 1957, in Merrill.  He preceded her in death in 2004. 

Carol worked as a certified nursing assistant, first at Pine Crest Nursing Home, and then at Bell Tower Residence, where she had been for many years.  She enjoyed cooking, canning tomatoes and going camping with her family.  Carol was a very outgoing person that liked to talk to everyone.  She always seemed to be laughing, or at least had a smile on her face.  Carol would look forward to her trips to Prairie Pines with her son.  She was a former member at St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ.  She will be sadly missed.

Carol is survived by her two sons: Warren (Jeanette) Krause and Steven Krause, both of Merrill, grandchildren: Tim (Samantha) Krause, Brandon Krause, Katie (Joe) VanDerGeest and Samantha Krause, great grandchildren: Preston, Maddex, Demitri, Roman and Odette, sisters: Kathy (Jack) Frederick, Mary (Bob) Pike and Betty (Dick) Ohloff and brother: Mike (Sue) Kunkel.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband: Roger Krause and brothers: Roger and Robert Kunkel.

A Memorial Service for Carol will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 3pm at Waid Funeral Home.  The Rev. Lucas Williams will officiate.  Visitation will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 12noon until the time of the service, also at the funeral home. 

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.

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