Obit: Donna Krause, 77, Ludington

November 9, 2012

Donna Jane Krause, age 77 of Ludington, passed away at home on November 8, 2012 with her family by her side. She was born at Paulina Stearns Hospital on March 13, 1935 daughter of the late Charles W. and Elsie (Peterson) Fitch.

She graduated from Ludington High School in 1953 and married Ray Krause on April 14, 1956 at First Methodist Church in Ludington. The couple just celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. Donna worked for Star Watch Case Company, was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ludington, enjoyed bowling, fishing, gardening and more importantly spending quality time with her family.

Donna is survived by her husband Ray of Ludington; son: Brian (Marla) Krause of Kaleva, daughter: Lisa (Shane) Howe of Scottville; grandchildren: Brandon and Courtney Krause, Breanna and Alayna Wright, Shannon Miller, Nicole and Trevor Lyle, along with special friend and cousin: Julie Bentz.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother: Charles (Bud) Fitch II.

Final Interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Ludington.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Michigan.

Her thoughts were all so full of us, She never could forget, and so we think that where she is, she must be watching yet. As angels keep their watch up there, Please God, just let her know. That we down here do not forget, We love and miss her so.


The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center with arrangements. Please visit Donna’s personal web page at



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