Virginia Keen Krause
Krause, Virginia Keen 94, of Bloom-ington, MN, passed away January 29, 2020. "Ginny" is preceded in death by her parents Harold and Florence Keen, her loving husband Robert N. ("Bob") Krause, her brother Robert Keen (Eiko), and her daughter Nancy Gale. Ginny is survived by her sister Nancy (Don) Amren, her children, Laurel (Ross Collins), James (Linda), Kent (Michelle), and son-in-law Jerry Gale; grandchildren, Michael Collins, Kimberly (Cullen) DeVries, Kevin Gale, Jennifer (Mark) Schmidt, William, Michael, and Caroline Krause; great-grand- chil-dren, Trenton, Ginny, and Kira DeVries, and Alexis Schmidt; several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ginny attended college at Carleton College in Northfield, MN and the University of Minnesota. She met Bob on a blind date set up by mutual friends. They married while Bob was still active in the United States Navy, and their first child was born while her husband was away in the Korean War. While simultaneously raising four children, Ginny was active in the community, with her church, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist, and with numerous friends and extended family, and remained so until she was physically unable. Her ashes will be interred at Fort Snelling with those of her late husband Bob. A memorial service will be held at Friendship Village of Bloomington, Saturday, February 29th at 11 am.
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