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Rita Krause

Rita Marie Krause, 98, of Kingsley, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, Iowa.

Funeral services took place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley.  Rev. Jason Letsche officiated.  Burial followed at the Kingsley Cemetery.

The Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley is assisting Rita’s family with funeral arrangements.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through

Rita Marie Krause was born on August 13, 1920 in Salix, Iowa, the daughter of Paul and Emma (Lagess) Prince.  Rita graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Salix and then took a position at Bishops Cafeteria in Sioux City, Iowa.

On March 18, 1941, Rita and Fritz August Krause were united in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Hinton, Iowa.

They were blessed with two sons, Ken and Mark.  In 1949, they moved to Kingsley, Iowa and became members at First Lutheran Church.

In 1960, Rita went to work for Anderson Implement in Kingsley.  After 20 years, she retired and devoted more time to volunteering in Kingsley.

Rita taught Sunday School at First Lutheran Church for many years and participated in the Mary Circle.  She enjoyed bowling and she dearly loved her family.

Grateful to have shared her life are her two sons and their wives, Ken and Rhonda Krause of Garner, IA and Mark and Mindy Krause of Dakota Dunes, SD; grandchildren Kristina and Joshua Bumgardner and Quintin Krause; step-grandchildren Christine and Donald Topping (and their children, Nolan and Cooper) and Anna Pinneke; sisters Bette Werkmeister of Sioux City, IA and JoAnn Erickson of  Sioux City, IA;  sister-in-law, Irene Prince of Sioux City, IA; and a special niece, Karen Black of Sioux City, IA; along with several other nieces and nephews.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Fritz on December 6, 1975; a step-grandson, Nick Pinneke; brothers and sisters-in-law Terrance (Lorena), LeRoy (Rosanna), Paul, George (Loretta), Earl and Robert; sisters and brothers-in-law Margaret (Laurence) Krause, Alice (Durward) Naese, Irene Prince, Mary Agnes Prince, Bob Werkmeister, Darrel Erickson.

Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Hospice of Siouxland, or Holy Spirit Retirement Home.

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