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Obituary of Ernest Lawrence Krause

Ernest Krause

Ernest Lawrence Krause of Grass Valley died on April 11, 2015. He was 92.

End-of-life arrangements are handled by The Neptune Society. There will be a gathering of family and friends at his daughter’s home in Sacramento, California.

He was born on Jan. 24, 1923 in Grand Forks, North Dakotya. His parents were Carl Krause and Blanche (Watska) Krause.

Ernest grew up in Neche, North Dakota. He served in the U.S. Navy Air Force during World War II as a radioman on a PBY in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, in various bases in the U.S., on the coast of Brazil, and over the Atlantic.

Ernest held a Master of Science degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. He also attended the University of Wyoming, Arizona State, Carleton College in Minnesota, and the Pontifical University in Salamanca, Spain. He taught Life Sciences in schools in California and North Dakota, finishing his career with 28 years at Yuba College in Marysville, California.

Ernest was a member of the society of Sigma Xi and The American Dowsers Society.

Ernest retired in 1987 and he and his wife, Sally, traveled throughout the U.S., as well as 23 counties around the world.

He enjoyed woodworking and photography.

Ernest is survived by Sally, his wife of 67 years; children, Betty, Marcus, Gail, Shirley, Karen, Julie and Joseph; 12 grandchildren; and his sister Martha Bishop.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Yuba College Foundation in Marysville.


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