Obituary Record

Eugene Frederick Krause
Died on 6/14/1941
Buried in Blair Cemetery

19 June, 1941 - The Enterprise


Eugene F. Krause, formerly well know in Blair as a contractor and builder, passed away June 14th after an illness of practically twenty years duration.

Deceased was born in Crediton, Ontario, Canada on March 16, 1867. After leaving Canada he located in West Point, Nebraska. He was married to Rose Carter in 1882, and to this union three children were born, one daughter dying in infancy and two sons, Earl and Clifford, both of Blair.

He was for years a contractor and assisted in the building of the original Wayne State Teachers College and erected the first brick house in West Point.

After coming to Blair over forty years ago, he followed his trade until his health failed him over twenty years ago. The wife died in 1902. He has for years made his home with this son, Clifford and wife who have given him every care possible in his long term of illness.

In 1898 he enlisted in the army and served through the Spanish American war. Returning he again took up his work and shortly after this he suffered the loss of his wife.

He was a member of the Lee Forbes Camp of Omaha veterans of the Spanish American war and of the Modern Woodman lodge.

Funeral rites were held Monday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m. from the Campbell Mortuary with Rev. C. A. Myers of Fremont officiating, and at the cemetery his companions in arms took charge, giving him the honors of a military funeral. The pallbearers were also his army comrades of his own hometown, Guy Cook, William J. Koopman, Andrew Beck, Alfred Mundorf, William Schenk and Ben Peck.

Out of town attendants were Mrs. Viola Hasselquist, Hollywood, California; Miss Beatta Krause, Phoenix, Arizona; Mr. and Mrs. Buford Bouyer, Beemer, Nebraska; Mrs. A. E. Krause, West Point, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. William Beckenhauer, Wayne, Nebraska; Mrs. Ned Pickett, Norfolk, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bartels, Millard, Nebraska; and Miss Kathryn Struve, Omaha.

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Eugene F. Krause, 74, one-time Blair Mason died early Saturday at the home of his son Clifford E. Krause, 705 So. Walker Ave. after an illness of many years. He had been bedfast two years.

Mr. Krause came here with his family about 51 years ago.

Eugene Frederick Krause was born at Credition, Ontario, Canada, March 16, 1867, and came to the United States as a boy. He was married 54 years ago to Rose Carter of Blair, and they resided at West Point before coming to Blair to make their home.

During his years as a mason, Mr. Krause had built, among other structures, the first brick home in Wayne, also buildings at Wayne State Normal College, and St. Joseph's Home for the Aged at West Point.

When the Spanish-American War broke out, Mr. Krause enlisted here and served with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Lee Forby Post No. 1, Spanish-American, was a veteran of Omaha, also of the Modern Woodmen of America.

Mrs. Krause died 39 years ago.

Surviving Mr. Krause are two sons, Earl and Clifford Krause, both of Blair. A daughter, Mildred, died in infancy. There are four surviving sisters, Mrs. Ida Clark and Mrs. John Lamport, both living in Canada, Mrs. William Beckenhauer of Wayne and Miss Henrietta Krause of Beatrice, NE.

Funeral services were held at 2 P.M. Monday at the Campbell Mortuary, the Rev. C.A. Myers, Fremont Episcopal pastor, officiating. Burial was in Blair Cemetery. Pallbearers were six Spanish American War veterans, Guy Cook, W.J. Koopman, Andrew Beck, Al Mundorf, William Schenk and Ben Peck. Assisting with the funeral were representatives of Lee Forby Camp of Omaha; Washington County Post No.1251, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Blair, and Stanley E. Hain Post No. 154, American Legion, of Blair. The Legion firing squad was present, and taps were sounded by a bugler. (Alfred Krause was cousin not brother)

Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clipping on file at the Blair Public Library.