Gloria Ann Krause(1925 - 2018)

Gloria Ann Krause passed into God's hands Thursday morning, August 1, 2018 at Heritage Place in Soldotna. Her daughter, Susan, was by her side.

Gloria was born in Port Washington, WI on 11/17/25 to Francis Jane and Milton Benjamin Kuhn. Gloria spoke often of her growing up years-there was not much money but there was lots of love. She told stories of taking a train to Sandwich, IL all alone at a young age to visit her grandmother, fishing with her father for sunfish, pulling taffy and making her own clothes. She told stories of the Depression, when they would go in each week with their wagon and get their dry goods and other necessities. She always said it was a hard time but there was lots of good that came out of it.

After high school and following several years of nurse's training, Gloria and her high school sweetheart Robert Krause eloped and were married August 9, 1947. All their years together, they traveled with the Air Force to Japan, Kansas, Michigan, Massachusetts, California and Alaska, where following retirement they decided to remain.

Gloria managed Discount Fabrics in Spenard for many years. It was a perfect match with her love of fabrics and sewing interests. Afterwards she worked at the Anchorage School District where she honed her computer skills and gained many lifelong friends.

Gloria was a member of the First Christian Church in Anchorage the Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild in Soldotna and Cactus Sew-Ables in Yucca Valley, CA.

Gloria's daughter said, "Mother was our family treasure. She had a zest for life that she applied to everything she did and everyone she met. Mother loved her God, her Family, her quilting, travel, researching things of interest on the computer, her dogs and life in general. Most of all she loved people and the wonderful interaction that she so enjoyed with them. She had that ability to make everyone she came into contact with feel special. We already miss her.

For those of us left behind, Mother will remain that little voice in our ear; daughter Susan Amundsen (John) and sons Robert Krause and James Krause (Barb), her beloved grandson James Arron Krause (Nicole) and her sweet corgis Joshua and Rosie. Also brother Glenn Kuhn (Pat) and many nieces and nephews."

There will be an open casket service at First Christian Church, 3031 Latouche Street, Anchorage, AK at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8 followed by internment at Fort Richardson National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

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Peninsula Memorial Chapel
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy. Kenai, AK 99611

Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Aug. 4, 2018