(Nee Bielmeier) Entered into the fullness of Eternal Life on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at the age of 91. Longtime resident of Elm Grove. Beloved wife of the late Jim Krause. Preceded in death by her parents John Bielmeier and Catherine Bielmeier Liese, step-father Al Liese and sister Mary Forjan. Loving mother of Kristine (Scott Patulski) Krause. Proud Grandmother of Jessica Patulski, Cynthia Patulski, and Marguerite Irefin, and Great Grandmother of Ulises Pena Patulski. Dear sister of Patricia Stobbe and Ruth Gimenez. Further survived by many dear nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She said she was very rich because “My friends and my relatives are my treasures.”
She graduated from Berlin High School and Milwaukee Business Institute, where she belonged to the International Business Sorority Beta Chi Aho. She was employed by Milwaukee Road before her marriage to Jim.
Monica enjoyed the camaraderie found in tennis, swimming, and the joy of volunteering at St. Mary’s Visitation for many years, Girls Scouts, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Pabst Mansion and Misericordia/Elmbrook Hospital where she was the Area Chairman and President of the Auxiliary. She was a member of friends of MSO, Florentine Opera, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Elm Grove Woman’s Club, Mount Mary friends of Fashion and the Pabst Mansion. She loved classical music and reading, especially Agatha Christie.
Visitation at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4-6PM. Mass of Christian Burial at ST. MARY’S VISITATION PARISH, 1260 Church Street, Elm Grove, WI on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 10AM. Entombment to follow at Wisconsin Memorial Park.
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