Harold Krause, 95, of Clarissa and formerly of Eagle Bend, passed away December 17, 2017, at the care center.
Funeral services were held Dec. 20 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eagle Bend.
Christian burial was at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Eagle Bend.
Arrangements were with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes, Wadena.
Harold Krause was born Dec. 15, 1922, to Vernon and Minnie (Detmers) Krause, in Oriska, North Dakota. He was baptized on January 21, 1923 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oriska. He graduated from Eagle Bend High School, and took short-wave radio courses after high school in Glenwood. He took over the family farm in the 1940s when his dad died at a young age. Harold spent his working years as a dairy and crop farmer. He married Pearl Mae Triebenbach on June 22, 1946 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eagle Bend. Harold was named to the Minnesota Livestock Hall of Fame in 1991. He enjoyed traveling, spending winters in Mission, Texas, gardening, reading and showing registered Milking Shorthorns at the local, state and national dairy cattle shows.
Harold is survived by three daughters, Elaine Sommer, Center City, Dianne (Randy) LaVoie, Clarissa and Karen (Mark) Swenson, Plymouth; two sons, Norman (Julie) Krause, Staples and Curtis (Louanne) Krause, Como, TX; one brother, Edwin, Faribault; brothers-in law, Harold (Ardella) Triebenbach, Bob Triebenbach, and Harland Kuhlman; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; one daughter, Lorna Krause; two sisters, Mabel and Elvera and one brother, Eugene.