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Karen A. Krause

September 3, 1941 — April 12, 2023

Karen Ann Krause, age 81, passed away April 12, 2023 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


She was born September 3, 1941 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to the late Earl and Vida (Hanke) Foster. Karen graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School with the class of 1959. Karen married Peter Krause on February 8, 1963. She was a life time member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. She owned and operated Kanesville Quilting for 22 years. She left behind 2,200+ quilts and many bears.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Jeri Johnson.


Karen is survived by her husband of 60 years, Pete Krause; children, Brad Krause (Carole), Bruce Krause (Cara); five grandchildren, Brennen, Honest, Nolan, Riley, and Gavin; her brother, Gary Foster; and a host of other family and friends.


Visitation is Sunday, 3:00-5:00 p.m., at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home & Crematory. Funeral service is Monday, 10:00 a.m., also at the funeral home. Interment is in the Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Memorials are directed to Wings of Hope, St. John's United Church of Christ, or Lewis Township Fire and Rescue.

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Visitation

Sunday, April 16, 2023

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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Monday, April 17, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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