View Full Version : ELSIE HELENA LEHTONEN KRAUSE 17 Jun 1920 - 20 Oct 2010

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June 17, 1920 ~ October 20, 2010

Elsie Helena Krause of Camas, WA, passed away peacefully on Oct. 20, 2010 at the age of 90. She was born in Cloquet, MN on June 17, 1920, the eleventh child of John and Ida (Stenlund) Lehtonen.

A Clark County resident for 83 years, she married Dexter Krause in 1937. They were married 49 years.

Elsie graduated from Western Washington State College and taught in the Battle Ground School District from 1966-1979.

She was a member of the NEA and Washington Education Association. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Washougal, WA.

Elsie is survived by her sons, Fredric (Barbara) of Camas and Richard (Nancy)
of Burbank, WA; sisters, Hannah Oja of Brush Prairie, WA, Irja Swanson and Esther Adolfson of Vancouver, WA; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter in 1986; and her son, Kenneth in 1967.

At her request, there will be no service. Interment will be held at Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver, WA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Children's Orthopedic Hospital or a charity of your choice.

Brown's Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas has been entrusted with arrangements.

To send condolences or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.brownsfh.com or www.columbian.com/obits.