Dorothy Caroline Krause, 89, of Ponca, NE went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Regency Square Care Center in South Sioux City, NE while surrounded by her loved ones.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A. M. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Ponca, NE. Burial will be in the Ponca City Cemetery in Ponca. Visitation will begin at 5 P. M. on Friday, June 29, 2012 with the family present at 6:00 P. M. and a prayer service at 7:00 P. M. at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Mohr Funeral Home in Ponca. Online condolences may be posted at www.mohrfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy was born on February 9, 1923 to Jurn and Etta (Klaassen) Harberts on their farm near George, IA. She was baptized on April 29, 1923, attended church and Sunday School at Zoar Presbyterian Church located in the country near George, IA. She attended country school at Grant #4 near her parent's home. After attending school, Dorothy helped with housework and childcare in various homes. She grew up in the 1930's and because her family lost their farm during the Great Depression as well as the death of three siblings, she learned at an early age how to work hard and continued to do so all of her life.
On June 7, 1940, Dorothy was united in marriage to her one true love, Clarence Krause, of Winnebago, NE at the First Presbyterian Church in Sioux City, IA. This union was blessed with 7 children (5 daughters and 2 sons). They worked for farmers in Lyon County, IA for 7 years. One of their first homes was a school house turned into a home where they were very happy. In October 1947, they moved to Winnebago, NE. and farmed near Winnebago and Emerson, NE. In 1955, they purchased a farm west of Ponca, NE. In 1988, they moved to their home in Ponca. Clarence passed away on November 13, 2004. They celebrated 64 ½ years together.
Dorothy enjoyed being a farmer's wife and a partner in the Crow's Seed Corn business with Clarence. She loved her home and decorating it. She collected many dolls and teddy bears. She was always at work in her vegetable and flower gardens. Nature was part of the beauty in her life. She was a wonderful cook and always made delicious food that her family and many others enjoyed. She also loved to travel and spent time in her later years with her many friends at the Senior Center and the local restaurant. Her faith in God was so important as she shared it with her family whom she loved so much. Music and singing were a joy for her.
Dorothy was a 50-year member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ponca until its closure. She joined the United Methodist Church where she was currently a member.
Survivors include six of her children: Janelle and her husband, Cal Harder, of Ponca, NE and their family, Kellee and Rick Nelson and children, Sarah Nelson and her fiance, Chad Heineman, and his daughter, Tanre and Cory Nelson and his wife, Kristi, all of Ponca, NE and Wendee Harder of Ponca, NE; Gary Krause and his wife, Suzanne, of Hartington, NE and their family Patrick and JoAnna Krause and children, Conner, Lindsay Jo and Landon of Omaha, NE, Paul Krause and children, Joshua, Dilan and Mitchell of Omaha, NE, Rick and Julie Krause and children, Jennifer, Justin, Katelyn, Riley and Mason of Hartington, NE, and Kristen and Clint Reeves and children, Sydney, Kaelyn and William of Omaha, NE; Audrey, (wife of the late Lee Harder) and her husband, Ron Clark, of Allen, NE and Lee and Audrey's children, Troy and Shelly Harder and children, Kari and her husband, Joey Baldwin, and their children Chase and Hunter of Wayne, NE, Amy and her husband, Mark Brown, and their son Bryce of Columbus, NE, Tiffanny and Larry Heese and children, Levi, Leigh and Layne of Pender, NE, and Tyler and Stephanie Harder and children, Sophia, Emmalee, Jake and Luke of Belden, NE; Kathleen and her husband, Phillip Marvin, of Onawa, IA and their family, Michelle and Chad Gent and children, Ryan and Alexander of Omaha, NE, Molly and Michael Ball and children, Emily and Alexandra of Urbandale, IA; Children of the late Marchelle and her husband, Larry Nelson, Mary Nelson of Ponca, NE and Mark Nelson of Pierre, SD; Dianne Mastny of Norfolk, NE; David Krause and his wife, Anne, of Lincoln, NE and their family Matthew Krause and his wife, Britney, of Ft. Bragg. NC, Jordan, Jacob and Samuel Krause of Lincoln, NE, and 4 step grandchildren, 9 step great-grandchildren and 5 step great-great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; daughter, Marchelle and her son-in-law, Larry Nelson; grandson, Jeffrey Phillip Marvin; son-in-law, Lee Harder; parents, Jurn D. and Etta Harberts; all of her siblings: Harm, Clarence, Richard and youngster Dick Harberts: Gertrude Willemssen, infant Hauke Harberts, Hattie Popkes, Tena Harberts and Marie Bechler.
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My condolences to all my cousins. I was just today trying to find a phone number to call Aunt Dorothy, when I discovered this information. I am so sorry. I love and miss you all. And miss all those who have passed or ... more
remembering you in this time of sorrow and wishing you comfort and peace
Kathy and Family: You have all been in our thoughts during this difficult time. I always enjoyed being around your mom and witnessing how important her family was to her.
Janelle & Family....So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you all. Willis & Gloria
It was such a privilege to get to know Dorothy in the last few years. Lunch at the round table will never be the same again!! I would like to mention she also had the best birth date ever (we share it) Many thoughts a... more