Marian Augusta Larson was born on April 2, 1928 in Bock, daughter of Alex and Myrtle (Sjoberg) Larson. She grew up and was educated at Milaca, graduating from Milaca High School in 1946. She worked at the Milaca Creamery.
She was united in marriage with Arvin Krause on April 15, 1950 at the parsonage in Milaca. They lived in Princeton briefly following their wedding and then moved to Cambridge in the latter part of 1950 until 1952, where she and Arvin both worked at the Cambridge Creamery. After returning
to Princeton, she worked as bookkeeper for Harrison Pontiac-Buick Garage for over 10 years. She then worked as a clerk for Boik Jewelry and later as a bookkeeper for Duffy’s Our Own Hardware. During tax season, she also worked for Bergland Income Tax Office in Milaca. She retired in the late 1970’s from Duffy’s.
She loved her grandchildren and especially enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends, traveling and outdoor activities: gardening, fishing and camping. She also was a distinguished member of and served with the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Marian was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, rural Princeton, where she was actively involved in Circle, teaching Sunday School, and serving on various committees. She was more recently involved with Faith Community Lutheran Church in Zimmerman.
Marian is survived by her husband: Arvin of Princeton; son Tom (Wendy) Krause of Virginia; daughter Vicky (David) Knudsen of Perham; grandchildren Katherine (Ryan) Finc, Anne Knudsen (Jake Overcott), Beth (Nate) Russell, Lisa Krause, Eric (Jennifer) Krause, and Joshua Krause; great-grandchildren: Elise and Tyler Finc; sisters-in-law Hilda Turnquist of Cambridge and Joann Brown of Crystal; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Alex and Myrtle Larson; brother Kenneth Larson and sister Janet Ortquist.
The family would especially like to thank the staff of the Elim Care & Rehab Center for their wonderful care of Marian over the past year and a half.
Funeral services were held on Friday, July 20 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton. Burial was at the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery, Little Falls,.