Delores E. Krause, age 89, of Merrill, was called home by Jesus on Friday, April 15, 2016 at her home while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services. She was born September 20, 1926 in the town of Corning to the late Walter and Esther (Hahn) Gutknecht. On September 21, 1946 she and Arthur Krause were united in marriage in the town of Scott. He preceded her in death on August 4, 1994.
Delores worked on the family farm where her favorite chore was milking cows. She enjoyed working outside, especially flower gardening. Delores also liked sewing in her spare time. Delores and Art loved spending time at the cottage in Tomahawk after their retirement. Delores was a wonderful baker and enjoyed trying new recipes. She loved to polka in her early years. Delores was willing to help or give to anyone in need. She loved her grandchildren and spent every moment she could with them. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Merrill.
Survivors include her daughter: Gloria Werner, Merrill; two grandsons: Jeremy (Jessica) Zulliger, and Jason Zulliger; great-grandchildren: Shylo Moon, Kyle Zulliger, Kira Zulliger, Daniel Zulliger, and Jordan Knoble; and five sisters-in-law: Dorothy Krause, Caroline Krause, Ethel (Vernon) Woller, Jeanne Krause, all of Merrill, and Edna Heckendorf, of Wausau, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Esther Gutknecht, husband, Arthur Krause, sisters-in-law, Myrtle Sturm , Joyce Olson, and five brothers-in-law, Wilbert Krause, Walter Krause, Elroy Krause, Milton Krause and Earl Krause.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Faith Lutheran Church. Rev. Kevin Hoogland will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, at Waid Funeral Home and again from 10 AM until the time of service Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow the service in Faith Lutheran Cemetery, North. Waid Funeral Home of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.