In Memory of

Betty Ruth Krause

December 29, 1918 - June 16, 2013
Betty Ruth Krause, the daughter of Fred and Anna (Edwards) Pfaff, was born December 29, 1918, in Sioux City, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Sioux City where she attended school and graduated from Central High School in 1936. On August 30, 1940, she was united in marriage to Harlen E. Conard in Sioux City, IA. To this union, three daughters were born. Following their marriage they worked in the restaurant business for over 25 years where they were owners of Conard's Cafe in Cherokee. Harlen passed away May 12, 1970. In 1971, Betty married Darrell Bakker in Cherokee. He passed away unexpectedly in 1977. In 1983, she was united in marriage to Dr. August W. Krause. He passed away in 2003. Betty was an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. She enjoyed playing bridge and reading. Most of all Betty enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On June 16, 2013, Betty passed away at Careage Hills Nursing Home at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her three husbands: Harlen Conard, Darrell Bakker, and Dr. August W. Krause; her parents, Fred and Anna Pfaff; two brothers, Louis Pfaff and Dan Pfaff; one grandson, Shawn Mulkins in 2002; and Dr. August Krause's son, Kim in 2013. She is survived by her three daughters, Sharyl (Kyle) Mathison of Louisville, KY, Julie (Chuck) Tolzin of Cherokee, IA, and Susan (Phil) Yenerich of Sahuarita, AZ; Dr. August Krause's daughter, Lorri (Jimmie) Stevenson of Quimby, IA; grandchildren: Chris (Kim) Mathison of Nevada, IA, Lisa (David) Kerr of Bollingbrook, IL, Anne (John) Holmes of Columbus, GA, Laura (Brian) Benson of Cherokee, IA, and James (Tania) Mulkins of Sahuarita, AZ; Jill (Denny) Paltz of Aurelia, IA, Sherry (G.W.) Taylor of Lenexa, KS; daughter-in-law, Lucy Krause and her children, Adam, Kevin, Cooper, and Zachary; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley (Wilbur) Hof of Sioux City, IA; and several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee.
Pastor Magrey deVega
Brian Benson John Holmes James Mulkins Chris Mathison David Kerr Mike McGrory Steve McGrory
Visitation will begin at noon on Wednesday, with the family present from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday night at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Congregational Hymns "In The Garden" "What a Friend We Have In Jesus" Solo Hymns "How Great Thou Art" "Amazing Grace" by Blake Burroughs Organist- Sherry Held
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I was so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She was a wonderful woman and I remember her very fondly. You will be in our thoughts.”
- Amy Waggoner Cleary
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Your mom was great lady!”
- Dale Judson
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Our condolences for your loss.”
- Harry,Rita,Michael and Ashley Burkhardt
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful, wonderful woman!!”
- Kathry M Rowen Thacker
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Julie, Susan, Sharyl and families ... I am so sorry to hear about your mom. May many happy memories and knowing others care help ease your loss. ”
- Valera W. (Whitcomb) Valerio
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss! She was a wonderful person! Many great memories!! My thoughts & prayers are with you!!”
- Jill E. Stevenson-Paltz
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Tolzin family,

I was sad to hear the news about your Grandmother. She was really a lovely lady and always so kind. I remember playing at your house as a kid, and then running across the alley to her house to visit. Even years after high school, running into her downtown or at the store when I was home, she was always so nice and stopped to visit. I always thought it was so awesome that your grandma lived so close.

You are in my thoughts at this difficult time. She will be missed by many!


Kristin (Hauswald) Simonsen”
- Kristin (Hauswald) Simonsen
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was as beautiful inside as she was on the outside.”
- Kris Reinert
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry for your loss. My prayer and thoughts are with you and your family.”
- Sherri Johnson
Monday, June 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Julie and family, Sending gentle thoughts at this time of loss. Your mother lived a full and lively life. I know you find reassurance in that. Blessings”
- Carolyn C Hirsch
Monday, June 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts go out to you, may the memories sustain you thru this difficult time.”
- Marlys Nelson
Monday, June 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Julie and Family, please accept our sympathy during this time. Remember the great memories of your mother and celebrate her
life. We shall be thinking of you and yours during this time.”
- Pam (Torrey) and Lee Nordine
Monday, June 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Julie and Susan & Families - I am so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. I know how you girls have always loved, honored, and cared for her. May she rest in peace! God Bless! Elaine ”
- Elaine Thompson Messerole
Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“very sorry for your lose, prayers are with you and your family.”
- Linda Vannatta
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