MANHATTAN – Marvin William Krause, 88, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at his residence in Manhattan.
He was born July 7, 1921, to Earnest and Elizabeth Krause in Adams, Neb.
He married Mary Loucks June 12, 1949. She died April 24, 1982.
He then married Evelyn Bebermeyer Knopp June 20, 1992. She survives.
He farmed. He was a decorated veteran and served in the Army during World War II from 1943-1945. He was a first lieutenant and served in Germany and France.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Manhattan. He was a member of the Sertoma Club and the Farm Bureau.
He is also survived by children and their spouses, Rachel Abbott and husband, Monty, Kathryn Winegarner and husband, Rodney, and John Krause and wife, Kathleen, Joe Knopp and wife, Nancy, Nancy Daniels and husband, Don, Max Knopp and wife, Kaleen, Ted Knopp and wife, Nancy, Rebecca Miller and husband Tim, and Keith Knopp and wife, Stefanie; 19 grandchildren, including Amanda Ray and husband, Mike, and Keno Krause; and seven great -grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Harold Krause, and one sister, Jennie Hoopes.
o Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Plains Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Plains United Methodist Church.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary of Meade.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, with luncheon to follow.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan.