Sunday, September 20, 2020


May 10, 1930

   SPARTA - Florence L. Krause, 89, of Sparta and formerly of Tomah, passed away with her loving family by her side at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center, Sparta.

   She was born on May 10, 1930 to George and Florence (Oldfield) Klump in Elroy. Florence attended Kendall High School, graduating Class of 1948. On June 7, 1952, she was united in marriage to Norbert “Nubs” F. Krause. Together, Florence and Norbert farmed and raised their family until 1968, when they moved to Wilton and later to Tomah. He preceded her in death on March 15, 2001.

   Earlier on in life, she took a job at Madison General as a nurse aide. Along with being a farmer’s wife, Florence was also employed at Tillman’s Produce for several years, at Wilton Elementary School in the cafeteria and for over 20 years at Tomah Memorial Hospital in the food service department.

   The church community at St. Paul Church in Wilton was very important to Florence. As a member of many years, she enjoyed participating in the WELCA group. She dearly loved to sing in church and the times she spent with her church family.

   Florence had a delightful, bubbly nature about her. Many days she enjoyed were spent tending to her flower beds and tidying up her yard. She never turned downed the opportunity to take an afternoon drive through the countryside, especially around the Cashton Amish area. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and their biggest fan, attending their events and cheering them on were moments that she and her family will treasure.

   She is survived by her son, Richard (Marilyn) of Milton; granddaughters, Amanda (Mark Mueller) Taylor of Camp Douglas, Tomika (Steve) Corwin and Amanda (Butch) Redders, all of Janesville; great grandchildren, Kayle, Jesara and Jacey; sisters Doris Prochaska of Sparta and Shirley Winkelman of Portage; sisters-in-law, Orale Klump of Rockford, IL and Donna Klump of Tomah. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Norbert; siblings, Helen, Phyliss, George, Terry, Angie, Francis, Leonard, Norman and Kathleen.

   A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 12:00 noon at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 401 Mill Street, Wilton. Pastor Cathleen Morris will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

   Relatives and friends are invited for a time of visitation on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

   The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, is assisting the family with arrangements.

   Online condolences may be given at

Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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