DOVER Deborah L. Krause, 68, entered into rest at 4:50 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at York Hospital. She was the loving wife of Carl Krause, Jr. The couple celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on October 23, 2012. Born July 14, 1944 in Spring Grove, Deborah was the daughter of the late David N. Mummert and Kathryn L. (Hoke) Mummert, who will continue to cherish her memory. Deborah was preceded in death by her birth mother Beulah C. (Werner) Mummert. She graduated from Spring Grove High School in 1962 and graduated from Carlisle School of Nursing. Deb helped initiate the Calvary Lutheran Church Preschool program where she worked for a number of years. She later owned and operated Krause's Kinder Kare which she eventually moved from its' original location to her church where she helped establish the Dover Bethany U.M. Church child care program. Deb also worked as a senior companion for Lutheran Social Services and as a tour guide for Rutter's Dairy. She was a member of Dover Bethany U.M. Church. Deb was instrumental in starting Foster Parents of York County and she and her husband were foster parents for over 15 years. She was one of the original founders of the Dover Area Food Bank and was a member of the advisory board. Deb was also very involved with Cub Scout Packs 67 and 148 and Boy Scout Troop 148 for many years. In addition to her husband and mother Kathryn, Deborah is survived by two sons, Kenneth C. Krause of Dover, and Dennis E. Krause and wife, Ellen of East Berlin; two grandchildren, Levi and Madison Krause; five brothers, James A. Mummert and wife Elaine and David E. "Gene" Mummert and wife, Dorothy, all of York, Gary Mummert and wife, Iris of Connecticut, George Mummert and wife, Jenny of Columbia, Mo., and Dwight Mummert and wife, Donna of Hanover; two sisters, Katye Clark and husband, Allan and Sara A. Leese and husband, Ronald, all of Spring Grove; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two infant siblings, Esther and Paul. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Deborah's Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m., with a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m., on Saturday at Dover Bethany U.M. Church, 4510 Bull Road, Dover. Officiating will be her Pastor, Rev. Salvatore Buonocore. Emig Funeral Home, Dover, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dover Area Food Bank, 1832 Industrial Ct., Dover, PA 17315; or Dover Bethany U.M. Church, 4510 Bull Rd., Dover, PA 17315; or the Cancer Patient Help Fund, c/o York Health Foundation, 912 S. George St., York, PA 17403.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on January 15, 2013