In loving memory of

Albert "Al" Krause
May 3, 1951 - June 26, 2020

Albert "Al" Harold Krause, 69, of Zumbro Falls passed away at Methodist Hospital in Rochester after a long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on June 26, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on May 3, 1951 in Red Wing at St. John's Hospital to Wilbur Carl Krause and Mary Agnes (McVay) Krause-Heins. He grew up in the Mazeppa/Zumbro Falls area and attended Mazeppa High School where he graduated in 1968.
On June 30, 1973 he married Phyllis Jean Greer at Lincoln Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Lake City. After marriage, Albert and Phyllis made Zumbro Falls their home.
Albert started working at a young age helping farmers with field work. He also worked with ITT Continental Baking Co. of Rochester, Zumco of Zumbrota, and Lake City Concrete. He spent many years of his life driving trucks locally for Raleigh Davis Trucking of Elgin, Road Constructors Inc. of Rochester, Wendt's Trucking of Rochester, and Bob Braaten Construction Inc. of Byron. He enjoyed riding razor, farming, mowing the lawn, and Nascar. Albert was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings and he also loved his children and grandchildren very much.
Al is survived by his wife of almost 47 years, Phyllis Krause of Zumbro Falls; children, Dawna (Matthew) Rahn and Katie (Chase) Tang all of Lake City; five grandchildren, Kaylee, Andrew, Jenna and Emilee Muenzhuber and Mason Tang all of Lake City; one step-granddaughter, Rebecca Rahn of Eagan; sister, Margaret (Henry) Heise of Rochester; brother, Carl Krause of Oronoco; uncle, Jerry McVay of North Carolina and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Mary; his brother, Merle Krause; his father-in-law, Earl; mother-in-law, Marcella (Sally) Greer and grandson, Jason Tang.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, (5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901). A private family burial will be at Zumbro Falls Cemetery. A Celebration of Life for Albert will be from 1:00-4:00pm Friday, July 3, 2020 in Lake City, MN (905 N 7th Street Lake City, MN 55041). Masks will be required for attending the visitation and social distance guidelines will be in place.
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Vikki Klein wrote on Jul 5, 2020:

"Sorry for your loss Phyllis and famly - Dale and Vikki (Noehl) Klein"

Mary Freytag wrote on Jul 1, 2020:

"So sorry to hear about your loss. God bless you and your family. Mary Burt Freytag"

Nina Arneson wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow and loss. Nina Arneson"