Ella M. Krause, 72 of Pewaukee, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at her home.
Ella was born on October 27, 1947 in Pineville, KY, the daughter of Woodrow and Ramona (Brassfield) Cox. Her mother passed away from an illness when Ella was a young girl, and she was raised by Shirley Cox – Woodrow’s second wife. Ella graduated from high school in 1966 and married Wayne Krause in Dayton, OH on November 29, 1975. Ella was employed by M&I Bank, now BMO Harris Bank, for 40 years – retiring in 2018. She was a talented baker and enjoyed sewing, cross stitching, and gardening. Ella was a wonderful wife of Wayne. She had an ability to see the good in people, while maintaining her dignity and politeness. She was a loving and supportive mother to Tim and took care of her family well. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by: her husband Wayne Krause of Pewaukee, son Timothy (Elsa) Medford of Madison; grandchildren Cheryl (Ryan) and Erika; great-grandchildren Eddie and Hailey; brothers Norman, John, and Douglas; and sister-in-law Yvette (David) Conte of Kansas City, MO. Ella is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and co-workers.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers Willie, Vernon, and Charlie.
The family would like express a sincere thank you Dr. Asadullah Khan and the team at Aurora Cancer Care for the dedicated care provided to Ella.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00PM on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home of Jefferson. Visitation will be on Friday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Ella will be laid to rest at Rock Lake Cemetery of Lake Mills following the service.
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