Meta A. Krause, 93, formerly of Birnamwood, died Sunday, October 30, 2011 under the care of Asera Care Hospice, Wausau, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg.
She was born July 21, 1918 in Pella, the daughter of the late Gustav and Marie (Ehlert) Wege. She graduated from Wittenberg High School as the class valedictorian at the age of 16. On October 3, 1942, Meta was united in marriage to Alfred Krause at Trinity Lutheran Church, Birnamwood. He preceded her in death on April 22, 1989. The couple farmed in Birnamwood for many years. Meta worked for the former Employers Insurance, Wausau, until her retirement in 1980. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid and was also a Sunday School teacher. Meta was a former member of the Homme Home Board of Directors and enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. She also enjoyed volunteering for the Lutheran World Relief, making quilts but especially spending time with her family.
Meta is survived by three children; Mary (Andrew) Peterson, Elderon, Kenneth Krause, Birnamwood and Faythe (Daniel) Nowitzke, Wautoma, four grandchildren; Tracy (Derek) Dombeck, Chad Peterson, Maxxwel (Heidi) Nowitzke and Katy Nowitzke, one great granddaughter; Makenna Dombeck, three siblings; Evelyn Jacobson, Elderon, Leona Genrich and Ervin Wege, both of Norrie and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Birnamwood. Rev. Amy Meyer, minister at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wittenberg, will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Cemetery, Birnamwood. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9am until the time of service at the church. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family guest book and condolences are available at schmidtschulta.com.