Bruce Nolan Krause, 84 of Lidgerwood, ND passed away Monday October 11, 2021 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo ND. Funeral service will be Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Bergen Lutheran Church, Lidgerwood, ND. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial with military honors will be at Hillside Cemetery, Hankinson, ND.
Bruce Nolan Krause born January 11, 1937 in Hankinson ND to Harry & Berniece (Scribner) Krause. He was baptized and confirmed at Wyndmere Lutheran Church. He attended Wyndmere school.
He entered the US Army on January 18, 1955 and was stationed in Fort George G Meade, Maryland. In 1956 he married Joan (Jan) Hitztale. Bruce’s father fell ill and Bruce was honorably discharged on November 8th 1956 due to a family hardship. He went home to help his mother on the farm. Bruce together with his brother Bill, assisted Grandma farming and in their dairy operation until the barn burnt down in which time they no longer milked cows.
The union of Bruce and Jan brought 2 sons, Bruce Krause Jr and Byron Krause.
Bruce married Mary Jane (Molly) Kiebke Waasdorp on June 21, 1968 in Sisseton SD. They made their home in rural Lidgerwood just ¼ mile from the farm he grew up on. Brought to this union was Molly’s 3 children Larry, Randy and Brenda Waasdorp and Bruce’s 2 sons Bruce Jr and Byron Krause. Together Bruce and Molly had 1 daughter, Diane who was born in December of 1969.
Bruce and Molly continued to farm until 1991 they moved to town. Bruce worked at Wolfe Ford until retiring in 2013, he was a natural “car salesman” as he could tell a good story.
Bruce brought as much of the farm to town as he could. He loved to garden and had a meticulous yard. He worked in the garden and mowed the lawn until the day before he entered the hospital. He could be seen around town or going to the dump on his Polaris ranger.
Bruce was a member of Bergen Church, Lidgerwood rural fire board for 18 years and Dexter township board.
He is survived by his wife, Molly Krause, Lidgerwood, ND; children: Diane and Gerry Neiber Lidgerwood, ND, Bruce and Diane Krause Woodland, CA, Larry (Cindy) Waasdorp, Moorhead, MN, Randy Waasdorp, Hankinson, ND & Brenda (Denis) Bozovsky, Park Rapids, MN; 20 Grandkids, 17 great grandkids (2 on the way); Siblings: Lois Draper, Bartlesville, OK, Carol Chalupnik, Bartlesville, OK & William (Bill) Krause Wyndmere, ND.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Harry and Berniece Krause, son: Byron Krause, brothers-in-law: Don Draper & Don Chalupnik; sister-in-law: Arleen Krause and many friends and neighbors.
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