Gilbert H. "Gib" Krause

Gilbert was a veteran

Gib was born May 17, 1921 in Eagle Point to Ruth (Triester) and Ernest Krause. He was the sixth child in a family of ten. Gib served in the U.S. Army as a mess hall cook during WWII and served overseas duty in the Philippines. While stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, he met Frances Mitchem, who was serving in the Women's Army Corps. They married on September 16, 1944 in Jackson, Mississippi. 
 
Gib worked for many years at the Northern Center for the Developmentally Disabled. But of all the jobs he ever had, he loved his work as a gravestone engraver at Johnson Monument the most. He enjoyed parades and fairs, playing cards and going fishing, collecting stamps and singing. He shared his lovely tenor voice with the Chippewa Falls Male Choir, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church choir and many sing-along sessions at Wissota Springs. Gib was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church and he was part of the crew who built the church, including engraving the cornerstone.

 
Survivors include a son, Gregory (Donna) Krause of Chippewa Falls; a daughter, Judith Thompson of Minneapolis, Minn.; brothers, Alfred of Chippewa Falls and Clayton of Eau Claire; sister, Carol Kramer of Chippewa Falls; sister-in-law Barbara (Vernon) Krause, of Blaine, Minn; two grandchildren, Timothy (Kimberly) Krause of Wisconsin Rapids, Tami (Timothy) Mathison of Virocqua; and one great-granddaughter, Taylor Rose Mathison, also of Virocqua.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 64 years, Frances on July 12, 2008; three sisters, Mildred, Ora and Orpha; and three brothers, Willis, Lester and Vernon.
 
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 9 at Christ Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls with the Rev. Mark Homp officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls. Military honors will be conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council.
 
Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls.
 
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls is serving the Krause family.
 
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Afterservice
 
A funeral service for Gilbert H. "Gib" Krause, 89, Chippewa Falls was held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 at Christ Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls. Rev. Mark Homp officiated and music was provided by: organist, Judy Brist and vocalist, Peter Lea. 
 
Interment was in Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls. Military honors were conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council and Jenna Burggraf and Tom Eder Jr. bugled "Taps." Casket bearers were: Timothy Gilbert Krause, Timothy Phillip Mathison, Steven Kramer, Mark Krause, John Steltenpohl and Robert Wing. Honorary casket bearer was John DiNovella.
 
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls is serving the Krause family.