Krause, Terrance "Terry" Beverly (formerly Gruver) loving wife of Wayne Backman of Cold Spring, MN, died on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Saint Cloud, Hospital. Terry was born on May 15, 1933 in a log cabin at Molly Lake near Burtrum, MN, where her parents owned and operated Krause's Berry Farm and Maple Syrup. It was there that she met her neighbor, lifelong best friend Beverly Seabloom (Norris). She completed high school in Grey Eagle, College at St. Cloud Teacher's College and taught elementary and pre-school for many years especially at St. Cloud University Campus Lab School. Earlier, in the 1960s she was the first director of the Head Start program in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was always a strong advocate for civil rights. She later studied for her post graduate education at the College of St. Benedict and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She served as principal of a school in the Wisconsin Dells. In her recent years, she retired, lived in Sauk Center and Cold Spring. She was an active member of the community and volunteered with the Democratic Party and the Stearns County Historical Society. She served as president and was an active member of the St. Cloud Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and was an avid member of Master Gardeners. She was proceeded in death by her parents Beulah (Fearing) and Clifford Krause. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Backman, brother Charles D. Krause (Phyllis), son Cyle D. Gruver (Jan M. Waller), daughter Mary L Gruver-Volpe (Eugene A. Volpe), niece Debbie Krause, nephew David Krause and many other family members and dear friends. Celebration of life Friday, Nov. 15, 10:00 am at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3226 Maine Prairie Rd, St. Cloud, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Saint Cloud or the Stearns County Historical Society are preferred.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.