Esther L. Krause, age 105,  passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the Ambassador in Nebraska City.
She had made her home there since March 26, 2013.
Esther Luise Krause was born on Jan. 18, 1913, in Cheboygan, Mich.; the daughter of Rev. Herman and Emilie (Freytag) Imbrock.
With her father being a Lutheran Pastor, Esther grew up in Lutheran parsonages in various parts of the country, including Bowling Green, Ohio, Brenham and Mason, Texas; Twin Lakes, Minn.; and Ida, Mich.  She graduated from Ida High School in 1932.
 On May 5, 1951, Esther was united in marriage to Wilbert F. Krause in Hastings and this union was blessed with two sons, Ralph and Bruce. They established their first home in Clay County.  Wilbert preceded her in death on May 6, 1999.
In 1955, the family moved to Windsor, Colo.  She resided in Windsor until August 2009, when she moved to Julian to be near her family.  She was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Center, the Windsor Senior Center and the Weld County Genealogical Society when she lived in Colorado.
She worked as a Nanny, a Clerk at Duckwall in Phillipsburg, Kan., and in Food Service in the Windsor, Colo. School System as well as being a housewife and homemaker.
She enjoyed reading, sewing, making quilts and lap robes and scrap booking. Another hobby she really enjoyed was researching family history.
 Esther is survived by her sons:  Ralph Krause and wife Beth of Julian and Bruce Krause of Loveland, Colo.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Helen Imbrock of Lewisburg, Wyo.; other family and friends.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers:  Paul (Pam) Imbrock, Walter Imbrock, and Benno (Elizabeth & Bernice) Imbrock.
The family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept.28 at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.
Funeral Services will be held at in Windsor, Colo., with burial in the Lakeview Cemetery at Windsor, Colo. Condolences may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com. Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.