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Catherine R. Krause

September 2, 1922 - August 6, 2019

Catherine R. Krause, age 96, of North East, MD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 2, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Frank J. and Julia (DeNest) Madora.  Catherine worked for many years in housekeeping for Memorial Hospital in Wilmington until it closed.  She then went to work for Christiana Hospital. 

Following retirement she and Emil moved to Rehoboth.  After Emil passed away Catherine moved to North East to live with her son.  She enjoyed attending the Elkton Senior Center.  In 2011, Catherine became a resident of Sunny Acres, where she made friends with the nursing staff.  She loved to sing and enjoyed listening to music.

In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Francis Krause; second husband, Emil Krause; daughter, Julia Ann Cox; brother, Albert Madora; and sisters, Mary Ambers, Rachelle Christina and Merna Fiest.  She is survived by her son, Walter Krause (Theresa); sister, Lorraine Hickman (George); grandsons, Walter F. Krause III, Paul T. Krause and Robert W. Ingle ; great grandson, Paul T. Krause, Jr.; and great granddaughter, Taylor Ingle.

On behalf of the family, they would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Sunny Acres for their kindness and wonderful care they provided to their mom.        

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 noon until 1 pm on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 1 pm.  Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Catherine’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


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7 Guestbook messages for Catherine R. Krause

  • She watched my 2 sons for several years. She was the best, kind and loving sitter. My sons loved her. I’ve always been grateful for her and the love she gave them.

  • Walter: Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I remember you telling me about her. Hope you and the family are doing well at this time.

  • Walter and family this memory goes back a lot of years when your family lived in Collins Park use to hangout with your sister Julie remember your Mother well she was a strong hard working lady raising two children after your fathers passing always kind and caring and gentle woman may she R.I.P. in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏🙏

  • I enjoyed many years with Kitty at Sunny Acres. She is truly missed. Prayers to the family.

  • Kitty was a wonderful person inside and out. I enjoyed the years I got to spend with her . Kitty is truly going to be missed by so many. Prayers to the whole family . Miss you kitty 😭

  • Going to miss you at Sunny Acres it was pleasure knowing you the last 6years of your life We spent many days together talking and carrying on about things RIP Ms Kitty I love you for ever .thank you for all the good memories

  • Lorraine and Georgie,
    So sorry I did not know about your sister. Nancy Kennedy just sent the notice from the paper this evening or I would have been there for you.
    You and Georgie will be in my prayers at this difficult time.
    Love you both.
    Your friend, Laura Whalen