March 25, 1927 - September 27, 2014
Orland C. Krause was born March 25, 1927, to Richard John and Edna Belle (King) Krause south of Long Pine on the King place, living most of his life in the Long Pine and Ainsworth area until his tour of duty. He passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 in the Brown County Hospital at the age of 87. Orland attended country school southeast of Long Pine and then graduated from Long Pine High School as salutatorian for the Class of 1944. He always said he was so proud of this accomplishment, because he was the only one in his class! He joined the Army on July 7, 1945 where he attended Camp Hood, Texas for training as a Technician Fifth Grade. Orland was deployed overseas to Germany toward the end of World War II during the European – Theater from December 17, 1945 to November 25, 1946. He was discharged December 31, 1946 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Decorations he received while time spent in Germany included; Victory Metal and Army of Occupation Metal Orland served 1 year, 5 months, 24 days. Orland worked for Ernie Newcomer of Long Pine until he married Marilyn F. Hawks on February 10, 1948 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Long Pine. To this union four children were born, Steven Francis, Elizabeth Faye, Joan Joy and Nicholas Dominic. Orland enjoyed working with Warren Walz, Wilford Leach and Francis Bejot at Bejot Feedlot where he worked for approximately 25 years until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of the Long Pine American Legion Post #260. Orland loved to go to coffee time at Big Johns, playing cards, telling stories, watching westerns on TV and constantly pestering family and friends. He loved his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceding Orland in death were his parents, RJ Krause and Edna Belle (King) Krause; brothers, Richard Krause and Harley Krause; sister, Phyllis Ritzman; infant son, Stephen F Krause; grandson, Rocky D. Clark; infant great-grandson, Bentley Dean Clark. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Marilyn of Ainsworth; sisters-in-law, Bessie Hawks of Elgin, Nebraska and Jean Krause of Ontario, California; daughters, Beth (Len) Clark of Ainsworth and Joan (Eddy) Daniels of Ainsworth; son, Nick Krause and significant other Mary Williams of Ainsworth, 10 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services with Military Honors were held on October 1st at 2:00 p.m. at the Grandview Cemetery in Long Pine under the direction of Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth Pastor Mick Thornton of the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church officiated over the service. Honorary bearers were, Hooter Dodds, Joe Dodds, Karma Kirkpatrick, Tracey Frank, Trisha Killion and BJ Clark. Honorary bearers were all of Orland's grandkids, great-grandkids, great-great-grandkids and family members and friends. Memorials have been suggested to the Long Pine American Legion Post #260.
Orland C. Krause was born March 25, 1927, to Richard John and Edna Belle (King) Krause south of Long Pine on the King place, living most of his life in the Long Pine and Ainsworth area until his tour of duty. He passed away Saturday, September... View Obituary & Service Information
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