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Theo Krause
Born in Illinois
82 years
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     Theo M. Krause, 82, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
     Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with Pastor Pat Monroe officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.
     Theo was born in Peoria on October 2, 1932, the daughter of Theodore and Dorothy (Schaer) Schonwise. After graduating from Woodruff High School, she worked as an accountant at Central Illinois Light Company.
     She married Warren F. Krause on December 12, 1952. After Warren returned from his Army service, she worked with him on Krause Farm and enjoyed sixty-two years of marriage. She was well-known and remembered by many for selling Krause Veggies at the Metro Farmers Market. She was also known for making beautiful Christmas ceramics. She and Warren enjoyed their many trips around the U.S., including Hawaii, Europe, Australia and Mexico.
     Theo is survived by her husband, of Peoria; son, Steven F. (Deb) Krause; grandson, Eric L. Krause; step-granddaughters, Nicole Anderson and Lauren Faughn; and step great-grandson, Lochlan Faughn. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Homer and Carl Schonwise.
     She enjoyed ceramics, crafts, crocheting, 3D photos, chenille and feather flower arrangements, Elvis, Red Lobster, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Pittsburgh Steelers football and decorating for Christmas. As a teenager, she participated in piano recitals and was an instructor, though Warren never heard her play. She was very smart and feisty.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Hillside Village or to the American Red Cross.

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Kat Cook & Eleonore Guderjan Our Condolences July 14, 2015
Please accept our condolences, due to your loss of beloved Theo. Peace to your family.

Love and Prayers,
Kat Cook and Eleonore Guderjan

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Frederick Krause Cousin of Warren Krause July 21, 2015
It is with sorrow that my wife Nancy and I learned of the passing of Theo. My cousin Warren and I both grew up as youth in the truck farm business and share many memories of those early times. Warren stayed in the business as I left the Peoria area in 1958. Please accept our condolences and also from my sister Marilyn (Janie) Heine who is now in a senior home here in Tucson, Arizona.
Hendrick Polanco My deepest condolences July 17, 2015

My deepest condolences.  May these few words from the Holy Scriptures bring you comfort in your time of grief...

John 11:32-45

32 And so Mary, when she arrived where Jesus was and caught sight of him, fell at his feet, saying to him: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping and the Jews that came with her weeping, groaned in the spirit and became troubled; 34 and he said: “Where have YOU laid him?” They said to him: “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus gave way to tears. 36 Therefore the Jews began to say: “See, what affection he used to have for him!” 37 But some of them said: “Was not this [man] that opened the eyes of the blind man able to prevent this one from dying?”

38 Hence Jesus, after groaning again within himself, came to the memorial tomb. It was, in fact, a cave, and a stone was lying against it.39 Jesus said: “TAKE the stone away.” Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to him: “Lord, by now he must smell, for it is four days.”40 Jesus said to her: “Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” 41 Therefore they took the stone away. Now Jesus raised his eyes heavenward and said: “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 True, I knew that you always hear me; but on account of the crowd standing around I spoke, in order that they might believe that you sent me forth.” 43 And when he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice: “Laz´a·rus, come on out!” 44The [man] that had been dead came out with his feet and hands bound with wrappings, and his countenance was bound about with a cloth. Jesus said to them: “Loose him and let him go.”

45 Therefore many of the Jews that had come to Mary and that beheld what he did put faith in him;

Please go to the following link for more information regarding the Hope expressed in this passage

Kat Cook & Eleonore Guderjan Our Condolences July 15, 2015
Please accept our condolences, due to your loss of beloved Theo. Peace to your family.

Love and prayers,

Kat Cook and Eleonore Guderjan
Wendy Weddle Thinking of You July 14, 2015
Steve, know that we are thinking of you. We love you!