Published 12:00 am Friday, January 2, 2009
Greta M. Kraushaar, 78
Greta Mae Kraushaar, 78, of Austin, died on Dec. 31, 2008 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
She was born March 25, 1930 in Parkersburg, W.V. to Carl and Christine (Reap) Smith. Greta Graduated from the Dunbar High School and served in the U.S. Navy. She was married to Robert G. Kraushaar in 1953; they later divorced. Greta graduated from St. Catherine’s College with a bachelor of arts degree in social work. She was employed at the Mower County Veteran’s Service Office until her retirement in 1998.
Greta was a very active resident of the Austin area. She served on many city and county boards, including the County Veterans Memorial Committee, the City Planning Commission, the Austin Municipal Airport, Mower County Planning and water policy advisory boards. She also held positions with the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers and the Minnesota Women Veterans Task Force. Greta was a member of the League of Women Voters, the American Legion, VFW Auxiliary, Zonta and the American Heart Association.
Greta is survived by her children, Sandra (Roger) Batt, Algona, Iowa, Beverly (Bruce) Baker, Kellogg, Minn., Theresa Kraushaar (Michael Eisenbarth), Morgan, Minn., Mary Hansen (Alex Moise), Brooklyn Center, Minn., Michael (Jenny) Kraushaar, Austin, Jane Byrne, Plymouth, Minn., Patricia (Earl) McLain, Maple Grove, Minn.; 18 grandchildren, Tony, Dustin, BJ, Brandon, Chad, Trevor, Eric, Grayson, Courtney, Isaac, Ethan, Caden, Nicholas, Nathan, Zachary, Christopher, McKenna and Rebecca; three great-grandchildren, Stacy, Shelby and Mellisa; sister, Libby Roberts, Falkville, Ala.;
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mary Francis Dunn.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 at Clasen-Jordan Chapel. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.