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Arlene Helen Krause, 89, of Wyndmere, ND, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at her home. Visitation will be on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am followed by the funeral service at 10:00 am at Wyndmere Lutheran Church in Wyndmere. Rev. Harvey Henderson will officiate the service. Burial will be at Elk Creek Cemetery in Wyndmere. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.
Arlene Helen Krause, daughter of Stanley and Lillian (Fenyk) Staroba, was born February 17, 1930 in Danton Township. Her parents each came to the United States at a young age from Czechoslovakia. She attended rural school in Liberty Grove Township and is a graduate of Lidgerwood High School and the North Dakota State School of Science. She taught rural schools in Richland County for several years.
Arlene was united in marriage to William Krause on June 12, 1951, at Wyndmere Lutheran Church. They moved to their farm in Wyndmere Township in October of 1951, where they farmed, ranched, and raised their two sons, David and Dale. In 1979, William and Arlene received the Richland County Soil Conservation Award. In 2000, William and Arlene moved to their present home in Wyndmere.
Arlene was active in the community and did volunteer work for the Richland County Cancer Society. She was a teacher for Wyndmere Lutheran Church, where she was a member, and held offices in ALCW, Liberty Grove Homemakers and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, William; her two sons, David (Debbie) Krause and Dale (Connie) Krause; grandchildren, William (Lucinda) Krause, Nicole (Dustin) Herk, James (Bri) Krause, Casey (Alissa) Herbranson, and Sarah Herbranson; great-grandchildren, Maya and Laurel Herk, Jaylin and Josie Herbranson, and Claire and Dean Erickson.
Arlene is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Edwin and Raymond Staroba; a nephew, Arlyn Staroba; and a sister-in-law, Marion Staroba.
Arlene’s family prefers that memorials be made to a charity of your choice.