A private memorial service will be held for the family of Scott Krause the morning of July 11, 2009. Open to extended family and friends of Scott and the Krause family, there will be a gathering the afternoon on July 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Roger and Shari Krause residence rural Ottertail, MN. Scott's ashes will be spread across the Caribbean Sea at St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
Scott Allen Krause was born on April 4, 1968 in Wadena, MN. His parents are Roger Allen and Sharon Constance (Baker) Krause. Scott grew up in Ottertail, MN. He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena on May 12, 1968. Scott was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills, MN on May 16, 1982. He attended St. John's Lutheran grade school in Ottertail. Scott attended school in Perham and Chaska, MN, graduating in 1986. Through 1986-1987 Scott studied at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie where he received his private license for flying a helicopter. He continued with the family business, Krause Construction and in 1989 the Krause family began Pine Mill Farm Furniture Company in rural Ottertail where Scott worked with his family. In 1995, Scott moved to Colorado where he was employed as a residential builder and moved into commercial building that took him throughout the United States. On June 20, 1997, Scott was married to Robyn Mason at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo, ND. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Julia and Maya. In 1997 they made his home in Albertville, MN to continue with commercial building and in 2006 moved to Rogers, MN. Scott moved back to Ottertail to be near his family for a short time before moving to St. Croix, VI on June 19, 2008 where he enjoyed giving island tours on jet skis and scuba diving where he retrieved lost items for the locals due to a hurricane. He was very artistic and meticulous when it came to woodworking and building any items by hand. Scott was very loving and a joy to be around. On June 21, 2009 Scott passed away at St. Croix, Virgin Islands at 41 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Scott is survived by his parents, Roger and Sharon Krause of Ottertail; daughters, Mari Krause of Ham Lake, and Julia Krause and Maya Krause both of Fargo; brother, Chad (Sue Ann) Krause of Albertville; grandmother, Ruth (Baker) Christiansen of Wadena; aunts and uncles, Barbara Butler of Coon Rapids, John (Rihiyya) Baker of Anchor Point, AK, Sheila (Phil) Uselman of Yucca Valley, CA, Lona Baker of Huntington Beach, CA, Patricia (Joe) Sather of Temecula, CA, Jim (Erin) Baker of Temecula, CA, David (Darcy) of Bemidji, MN, Carolee Henke of Fallbrook, CA, Lori (Bill) Yerbich of Puposky, MN, Susie (Steve) Robert of Smithville, MO; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends.
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