December 2, 1935 - December 10, 2021
Emily Jane Krause, 86, passed away on December 10, 2021, with her family near her side in Alexandria, Virginia. She was born on December 2, 1935, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to George and Emma Erisman. Emily worked as a cafeteria hostess for Fairfax County Public Schools while her children were young. She loved creating beautiful craft and painting ceramics, which lead her to a job at a craft store ad the children got older. Later in life, she assisted with teaching a craft class twice a week at Greenspring Senior Living in Springfield, Virginia. Emily also enjoyed playing her organ, relaxing on the back porch watching the birds and animals pass through and, putting together puzzles. Emily was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church for almost 40 years. She enjoyed attending Sunday service in-person and online. Along with her late husband of 61 years, Emily loved traveling, camping and spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Emily is preceded in death by her parents; George and Emma Erisman, husband, Donald L. Krause, brothers; George, Charles, Richard, and Kenneth Erisman and sister, Martha Lape. She is survived by her sister, Emma-Louise Thomas and brothers; Jimmy, Bill, and Jack Erisman children; Linda Berry-Henthorn (Ed), Donnie Krause (Diane), Kathy Oberheim (Ross), and Barbara Quick (Robert), grandchildren; Bryan Berry, Deanna Miller (Eddie), Adam, Emily (Sergio), and Alan Oberheim, Jennifer Kuendel (Scott), Keith and Samatha Krause and great-grandchildren; Nathan, Trinity, and Kaylee Berry, Abby, Eddie III, Madeline, William, and Regan Miller, and Charlotte and Juliette Kuendel, and Alejandra Oberheim, and many cousins nieces, nephews and their families. A private memorial service for family only will held at St. John's Lutheran Church. Those that wish to be a part of the service virtually may do so by watching on the St. John's Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAtoQ_1xDFexZEFBwyDPR6w) Please view and sign the family guestbook.
Emily Jane Krause, 86, passed away on December 10, 2021, with her family near her side in Alexandria, Virginia. She was born on December 2, 1935, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to George and Emma Erisman. Emily worked as a cafeteria hostess for... View Obituary & Service Information
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