Marie LaVerne Norgren Krause |

Marie LaVerne Norgren Krause

Marie LaVerne Norgren Krause on August 13, 2012 peacefully left us to begin her next adventure. She was born February 25, 1928 in Erhard, Minnesota to Charles and Mary Norgren. She is predeceased by 9 of her 11 siblings; her daughter, Virginia Ann; and husband Harold Erwin.

Marie and Harold enjoyed 50 years of marriage, starting in Moorehead, Minnesota, followed by North Highlands, California, and finally building their dream home on the Forty, a forested peaceful place outside of Nevada City.

Marie was an active member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Nevada County, CA until her catastrophic stroke on Mothers Day 2010.

Her final months were beautifully supported at Van Ness Home Care in Reno, Nevada.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Folck; husband, Chris; son, Gregory Krause and his wife, Elizabeth; and six grandchildren, Jessica Folck, Genevieve Krause, Randal Krause, Dustin Folck, Matthew Wendt, and Patrick Krause; two sisters, Lorraine Peterson of Nevada City and Elsie Kugler of Fergus Falls, Minnesota; hundreds of nieces and nephews; and dear friends.

Marie was a community activist in the You Bet-Red Dog Road Association, The Outpost, and Native Plant Society. Those who were blessed to know her counted on her counsel in tending the earth and peace making for humanity. After her children were grown she had worked as a live in nurse for end stage patients. She was an accomplished landscape painter, seamstress, bread maker, and gardener, trail builder and furniture restorer. She felt children really needed a book to promote the important value of healthy dirt, Marie cherished art and classical literature, particularly the Russian authors.

A Celebration of Life for Marie will be held in Minnesota on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 4pm in Maplewood Park, Otter Tail County. Visitation will start at 2pm with lunch.

A Celebration of Life for Marie will be held in Grass Valley, California on October 6, 2012 at 1pm in the Garden Room at Trolley Junction. Honorariums can be made in her memory to NAMI California, 1851 Heritage Lane, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95815.

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