Marie E. Krause

Marie KrauseMarie Elizabeth Krause, nee Hochdorfer, a former resident of Union, NJ passed away at her home in Wilsonville, OR on August 2, 2013. The youngest of three children, Marie was born in Newark, NJ, on September 20, 1957 to Joseph and Mildred Hochdorfer, and was raised in Union. She graduated from Archbishop Walsh High School in Irvington, NJ, in 1975.

She married Anthony M. Krause on June 14, 1980, at Holy Spirit Church in Union. The couple settled in South Brunswick, NJ, where their children were born. The family moved to Oregon in 1994. She was the office manager for Dennis Combs Agricultural Services in Lake Oswego, OR for 15 years. She was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Tualatin, OR and was a volunteer with the local St. Vincent de Paul Society. Her interests included reading, travel, and evening walks with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Anthony Krause of Wilsonville; son, Andrew Krause of Los Angeles, Calif; daughter Stephanie Krause of Wilsonville; grandson, Joseph Krause of Wilsonville; brother, Joseph Hochdorfer of Colchester, Conn.; sister, Elaine Gilbert of Highwood, Ill; and 24 nieces and nephews. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her for her sweet and generous spirit; her perseverance, dedication, and work ethic; and her cheesecake recipe.

2 Responses to "Marie E. Krause"

  1. Tony Krause   September 18, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Marie and Tony were devoted life partners who grew to complement each other through the years. She drove over the tall bridges; he took care of the spiders. She scraped icy windshields before they left for work; he held her close during “scary” thunderstorms. She fixed everyone’s hurts, inside and outside, real and imagined; he wondered how he was so lucky to win the best prize anyone could imagine.

    Marie, you will always be the love of my life.

  2. Mary Brewer   September 23, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I didn’t know Marie very well, but I know Tony from St. Vincent de Paul. Any time Tony was there helping, Marie was there, too. She was a hard worker and a joy to have around. I will miss you. It is my prayer that Tony’s grief will soon turn into happy memories of life with Marie. God bless you both. Mary