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Scott Krause

Scott Allen Krause, 41, passed away June 21, 2009, at St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

He was born April 4, 1968, in Wadena, to Roger Allen and Sharon Constance (Baker) Krause. He grew up in Ottertail. He was baptized on May 12, 1968 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena. He was confirmed on May 16, 1982 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills. He attended St. John's Lutheran grade school in Ottertail. He attended school in Perham and Chaska, Minn., graduating in 1986. Through 1986-87, Scott studied at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie where he received his private license for flying a helicopter. He continued with the family business, Krause Construction, and in 1989 the Krause family began Pine Mill Farm Furniture Company in rural Ottertail where he worked with his family. In 1995, he moved to Colorado where he was employed as a residential builder and moved into commercial building that took him throughout the United States. On June 20, 1997, he married Robyn Mason at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Julia and Maya. In 1997, they made their home in Albertville, Minn., to continue with commercial building and in 2006 moved to Rogers, Minn. He moved back to Ottertail to be near his family for a short time before moving to St. Croix, Virgin Islands on June 19, 2008, where he enjoyed giving island tours on jet skis and scuba diving where he retrieved lost items for the locals due a hurricane. He was very artistic and meticulous when it came to woodworking and building any items by hand. He was very loving and just a joy to have in one's presence.

A private memorial service will be held for the family on the morning of July 11. Open to extended family and friends, there will be a gathering in the afternoon from 2-5 p.m. on July 11 at the Roger and Shari Krause residence in rural Ottertail. His ashes will be spread across the Caribbean Sea at St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Arrangements are by Karvonen & Son Funeral Home of New York Mills (

Survivors include his parents, Roger and Sharon Krause of Ottertail; daughters, Mari Krause of Ham Lake; and Julia Krause and Maya Krause, both of Fargo; brother, Chad (Sue Ann) Krause of Albertville; grandmother, Ruth (Baker) Christiansen of Wadena; aunts and uncles; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and a host of friends.