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Sutton Memorial and Mclaughlin Funeral Chapels

Gary Lee "Hank" Krause

Sep. 5, 1960 - May. 5, 2018

Gary Lee “Hank” Krause, 57, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018, at his home near Deweese, NE.

Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sutton with Father Michael Zimmer officiating. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, 2244 Rd 3300 near Deweese, NE. Casual attire - “come as you are” - per Hank’s request. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date.

Gary “Hank” Krause was born Sept. 5, 1960, in Hebron, NE to Lolan and Jean (Erthum) Krause. He received his education at Sutton Public School. On March 15, 1980, he married Connie Ebert. Two daughters and a son were born to them; Jason Lee, Jami Sue, and Jenny Lyn. He served a number of years on the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department. He spent his adult years as a farm/ranch hand. He enjoyed all things outdoors; he especially loved spending time with his horses and dogs.

He is survived by his mother, Jean Erthum of Saronville, NE; children, Jason (Candy) Krause of Sutton, NE; Jami (Corey) Scheidemann of Hampton, NE; and Jenny (Ryan) Sluka of Hastings, NE; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Kathy (Steve) Sneed of Mulberry, FL; Laura McNabb of Lakeland, FL; Carol Krause of Hastings, NE; Sheryl (Paul) Drudik of Saronville, NE; brothers, Steve (Joan) Krause of Ogallala, NE; Mike (Sheila) Krause of Clay Center, NE; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lolan; and nephew, Thomas Krause.



May. 9, 2018
Alexandrea Minnick

May you fly high above the moutains Hank. Such a beautiful raw sense of humor and contagious laugh. We were lookong forward to those fishing trips this summer. Miss you guy.

May. 8, 2018
Jordan Black

RIP Old friend gonna miss riding the river with you!! Until we meet again!!

May. 8, 2018
Pam Hofmann

RIP! You can do all the ice fishing now!! Between Hank and Bill the stories can rolll!! Tell Bill Imiss him and Love him!!

May. 8, 2018
Randy Schliep
Cousin & Friend

Our thoughts go out to your kids and grandkids and your family. A lot of FUN memories down in your parents pasture behind your pickup and on the tractor tire inter tube on the snow. You were not afraid of ANYTHING!! These are the memories I will hold on to forever. Our families had some good times together. Until we meet again!! RIP

May. 8, 2018
Ryan Black

RIP my friend until we meet again..

May. 8, 2018
Laura McNabb

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.
Who cares about the clouds when we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.
Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again.
Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It's the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here's a happy one for you.

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