Novella F. Krause

Novella F. Krause, 86, of Kewaskum, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, July 23, 2007, at Autumn Oaks in Slinger.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1920, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Frank and Lillian (Ollinger) Graff.

Novella was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum and Senior Friends in Hartford.

She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, quilting, collecting coins, church dinners and spending time with her grandchildren.

Novella will be deeply missed by her family and by all who knew her.

Survivors include three children, Allen (Marilyn) Krause of Marshfield, Mary (Dan) Deering of West Bend and Betty (James) Rahlf of Kewaskum; two brothers, Clarence Graff of Menomo-nee Falls and Merlin (Carol) Graff of West Bend; a sister, Shirley Wren of Milwaukee; six grandchildren, David Rahlf, Eric Rahlf, Wendy Rahlf (special friend, Troy), Jennifer Deering, Pamela (Dusty) Engevold and Lindsay (Rick) Johnson; three great-grandchildren, Haley Rahlf, Taylor Rahlf and Alexis Pirtle; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Novella was preceded in death by three brothers, Victor, Norman (Ann) and Elmer Graff; a sister-in-law, Ginny Graff; a nephew, Fred Krause; and two brothers-in-law, Elmer Wren and Edgar Krause.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Novella will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum.

Father Edwin Kornath will officiate and burial will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee.

Relatives and friends may call on Saturday at the church from 8 a.m. until the time of services.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Novella’s arrangements.

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