MICHAEL E. KRAUSE
Michael E. Krause, 64 of Millinocket, Maine, formerly of Oxford, MA passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Windham Hospital in Willimantic, CT with his loving family by his side.
Michael is survived by his devoted wife of 32 years, Loreen M. (Ackley) Krause; two sons, Matthew Krause and his wife Michelle of Worcester and Daniel Krause of Millinocket, ME; a daughter, Colleen Krause of Willington, CT; two brothers, Paul Krause of Grafton and Russell Krause of Shrewsbury; three sisters, Kathleen Powers of Mercer, ME, Claudia Ljunggren of Vienna, ME and Melanie Sewell of Auburn, GA; many nieces, nephews and friends. A brother, Jeffrey Krause predeceased him.
Michael was born in Worcester, a son of the late Wesley and Eleanora (Nelson) Krause. He graduated from Commerce High School where he excelled in track and field. He entered the workforce as a machinist for John Bath Corporation. He later worked as a machinist for Kinefac Corporation for 20 years before retiring in 2004. After retirement, Michael and his wife moved to Millinocket where he loved hunting, fishing, and being with his family. He was extremely proud of his daughter, Colleen for pursuing her dreams to get her PhD. in biochemistry. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Michael's memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 25th at 10:00 in Saint Ann Church, 654 Main St., North Oxford, MA. 01537. Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park, 217 Richards Avenue, Paxton, MA 01612. MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL; 370 Plantation St. Worcester is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Michael's honor to: Saint Ann Church or Maine Fish and Game.