Lilly Elinor Krause, age 94, went to be with the Lord Saturday, September 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
Born November 24, 1923 in North Plainfield, New Jersey, she was a long time resident of Winter Park.
Lilly married Lt. Col. John J. Krause (USAF), July 18,1942. During their life in the Air Force John and Lilly raised a family of six children while traveling the world. The family was stationed in Japan, Hawaii and visited many similar exotic places during that time.
Lilly’s life was devoted to her husband, her six children, and her faith. Lilly served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park, working at the Rectory. Lilly was active with Meals on Wheels and serving those in need.
Lilly is survived by her children, Michael (Nancy) Krause, Maria (David) Lybrand, Steve Krause, Kathleen (Bill) Black and Kevin (Debbie) Krause. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, her son, John, Jr., and her granddaughter Anthea D. Schumann. She is survived by an additional seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be held November 3, 11:00 am, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with interment at Palm Cemetery. A reception will be held immediately following at the Tuscany House, Winter Park Racquet Club.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society and The Hospice of the Comforter.