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Joan Krause

Joan Elizabeth Krause, 79, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and most recently from Denton, Texas, died peacefully on March 24, 2021 at her Robson Ranch home.  She was surrounded by her sister Sally Nilsen of Long Beach, California, daughter Amy Fulford (Robert Fulford) of Madison, Wisconsin, daughter Katie Krause of Denton, Texas, and son Jim Krause, of Denton Texas.

Joan was born April 9,1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Richard and Mabel Bauer.  She graduated from Withrow High School and enjoyed singing in the Minstrels there.  She would go on to attend the University of Cincinnati. Shortly after, she worked in the Executive Department of a local department store and at one time modeled clothes for Phil Donahue to purchase for his wife Marlo Thomas.

Joan married James W. Krause on November 11, 1967 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  As Jim was promoted within General Motors, Buick Division, they would move frequently spending time in Dayton, OH, Cleveland, OH, Troy, MI, Medway, MA, Grand Blanc, MI, Brookfield, Wi, Naperville, IL and finally in Southlake, TX. All while raising three kids.  Her outgoing and magnetic personality allowed her to make many close friends across several states.

In 2006, Joan moved to Robson Ranch and was very active.  An avid bridge player, she was a member of several different groups in and outside of Robson and cultivated many friendships. She was employed by Robson’s Food & Beverage Executive Department doing the marketing for the Wildhorse Grill. She played a role in several committees including the Women’s Club.  Joan was a member of a close group of friends who traveled and lived life together and called themselves the “LOL’s.”

Joan was one funny gal.  Her quick wit and ability to make everyone feel included influenced all of us. Not only was she larger than life, so was her jewelry.  She will never be forgotten. She truly was “one in a million.”

If so desired, memorials may be made to: Lifting Kids, at LiftingKidsGT.com.  This is Joan’s neice’s daughter’s organization that she loved. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held for friends and family on May 9th from 3pm-5pm at the Robson Ranch Clubhouse.

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Condolences

Sally Sommers March 31, 2021

niece Westerville , Ohio

Aunt Joan had a beautiful life and legacy. I always loved her voice and her way of talking and how she would break into song so often. She was funny and fun, but wise and serious too. I know she cared for me and my family. We had some great visits in various states. I will always treasure my memories of her. Praying for you in your great loss.

Chip Fast March 31, 2021

I had a crush on Joan --- class mate Cincinnati , Ohio

I miss your mother already. She was one of those people who came into town seldom but I always looked forward to seeing her. I will really miss not seeing her from time to time.

Clay and Ruth Bogart April 03, 2021

nephew Columbus , Ohio

Aunt Joan was outward focused. She always exuded a mind set of "How are you?" "What is going on in your life." I felt loved whenever I was talking with Joan. She was resilient. My aunt victoriously encountered trials in her life... not the least was moving so many times. I remember visiting her family in Dayton, Medway, Naperville, and most recently Wisconsin... all wonderful memories.