Sister Anne's Story

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Sister Anne Krause died on April 16, 2017, in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born in Chicago, on April 14, 1923, to Frank W. Krause and Harriet Baumgartner Krause and was given the name Anna Mae.
Sister Anne entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence on July 22, 1944, and professed Final Vows on Jan. 23, 1952. She earned a bachelor's degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame. In her 72 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered for 22 years in education in Indiana, Illinois and Massachusetts. She taught at St. Joseph in Terre Haute from 1949 to 1953. Having earned an MBA degree, she left teaching and served as treasurer of the Chicago Province for 11 years and then as general treasurer of the Congregation for 10 years. Leaving administration, she became the manager of planned giving in the Office of Mission Advancement. Following that work, she continued to give service to her sisters in a variety of ways. Beginning in 2008, she dedicated herself totally to the ministry of prayer.
Sister Anne loved life and gave herself fully to every task at hand. She maintained a wonderful balance between her professional responsibilities and her ability to have fun.
Sister Anne is survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Frank Krause. The wake is from 9 to 11 a.m. on April 25 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. A commentary will be delivered at 11 a.m. followed by the mass of Christian burial with the Rev. Daniel R. Hopcus presiding. Burial is in the cemetery of the Sisters of Providence. DeBaun Funeral Homes and Crematory assisted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.
Published on April 21, 2017
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