S: The Wonderful Life of Lucille Krause
BC: Finally Together Again!
FC: Lucille Krause
1: Lucille M. Krause 8/12/1918-9/2/2010
3: Lucille was born in Amhurst Wisconsin and was one of eight children.
18: Lester & Lucille
19: She met the love of her life while rollerskating. She was one of the best rollerskating dancers in the state. Lester took one look at her and knew one day she would become his wife. Within one year they married...
26: "A lucky few have a mother like her. Mothers are flowers in the garden of life."
28: "A Mother's love never ages."
32: "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." - Cardinal Mermillod
37: Lucille Krause
38: Lucille was a woman of many talents. She was one of the best dancing roller-skater in Wisconsin. She valued an education, and was always a straight "A" student. She went on to become a a dedicated wife and mother to all of her children, including foster children whom she raised as her own. She was amazing!
39: After going out East, where Lucille and Lester vacationed, they learned a lot about the polygamy lifestyle.. It was learned that when a wife was "available" for the evening, she would place her shoes outside of the front door, so the husband would know that he could come in. Upon arriving home to the USA, Lester came home one evening from a long day at work to find Lucille's high heels placed outside of their bedroom door. Of course, this delighted Lester, and he knew what it meant! The next evening, when Lucille retreated to bed, she walked to the bedroom and noticed Lester's muddy work boots sitting outside of their room by the door. She giggled. And so began the lingerie and work boot tradition....
43: "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world."
44: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. -Joyce Brothers
47: "The family is one of nature's masterpieces." -George Santayana
51: After Lester struggled with his health following 2 heart attacks in 1976, Lucy prayed and prayed to the LORD to give her ten more years with her husband at her side. She prayed to be given these additional ten years, and Lester died exactly ten years later. Lucille had an amazing relationship with her husband and her Creator.
59: Always Remembered, and Never Forgotten!
60: Lucille was taken to her next chapter in life shortly before completing rehab at a nursing home following a hospitalization at Froedtert Hospital. Lucille was hospitalized after she knelt down beside her bed to say her nightly prayers, and was too weak to get up. After struggling for hours and hours she finally pushed her medical alert button and summoned the neighbors for help. She was just to be discharged from rehab, when our LORD Jesus called her home..
61: By Norman Vincent Peale "If a baby not yet born, still tucked under his mother's heart, could think, he'd say to himself, "This a a great world where I am now. It is warm. I'm taken care of. I like it." And then someone might say to him, "But you're not going to stay here. You have to move on. You're going to die out of this place. You're going into another world." That baby would look upon the process of birth as if it were death, since it would be the end of the pleasant state he was in. And he would protest, "I don't want to die, I want to stay here." What to us is birth, to him is death, and he resists it. Then the day comes when he does die to that life and is born into our world. What happens to him? He is cradled in loving arms. Everyone that comes near him loves him. He is the king of the world he surveys. Then he begins to grow and he find it to be good. He has some difficulties, but he loves GOD and people love him. And he loves this world with its seasons, its beauty, its mysteries and its human companionship. Finally he gets to be an old man and is told, "You have to die." He protests, "I don't want to die. I love this world. I like to feel the sun on my face, and the smell of the rain. I love the faces of my wife and children. I don't want to die." But he does die from this world and is born into the next. Now can you believe that all of a sudden the character of GOD and the constitution of the universe are going to be so changed so that a person will be born into a place of gloom and terror, would be left in a state of nothingness? | That is preposterous! He will awaken to find himself young again. Loving faces will greet him; loving hands will touch him. More beautiful sunlight will surround him;sweeter music sound in his ears. All tears will be wiped from his eyes, and he will say, "Why was I so afraid of death, when I now know, it is life!?" We we come to the sad experience of losing someone you love, cling to the conviction of the goodness of GOD and believe that your dear one has gone not in to darkness, but into the light. So much depends on your point of view! You can think of death as a dark valley, or as a rainbow bridge between to marvelous worlds, a bridge that our departed loved ones have crossed and which we too will cross one day to be reunited with them.... Lucille picked this reading out to be read at her funeral.