Betty Jean Krouse

Born: Wed., Jul. 25, 1928
Died: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

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Betty Jean Krouse, 90, of Granger, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the Hearth at Juday Creek. Betty Jean was born July 25, 1928, in Fort Wayne, IN. On June 29, 1947, Betty married Guilford Wayne Krouse, who survives. Also surviving is one daughter, Carolyn Ehninger, of Knoxville, TN, two sons, Steven Wayne Krouse, of Guadalajara, Mexico, and Gill Warren Krouse (Susan), of Lexington, KY, nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. Betty was a graduate of Mishawaka High School and later took some courses at IUSB and Harvest Bible School. She was a member of International Order of St. Luke, and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, South Bend. Betty Jean had been active in local and district church activities and programs. She was a hospital chaplain and worked with a mental health agency, and led a Bible study program and prayer group in Bremen and other area towns. She feels her life has been guided by prayer and “listening to the Lord.” Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 18th, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 51900 Mayflower Rd., South Bend, IN, 46628, with Rev. K. Scott Bowie officiating. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, Granger. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Betty's memory to the following organization:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
51900 Mayflower Rd., South Bend, IN 46628

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Darlene Scherer
   Posted Thu January 17, 2019
My condolences to Wayne and the Krause family on their loss of Betty. When the Krauses belonged to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and participated in our weekly Bible study group, Betty was an avid contributor to our discussions and a loving Christian presence to us all. Darlene Scherer

Judy Paczesny
   Posted Thu January 17, 2019
Sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very sweet lady. Miss seeing all of you and sorry I can't make it to the funeral.
Thinking of you, Judy Paczesny

Gwendolyn P Laster
   Posted Thu January 17, 2019
To the family of Betty Jean,
My thoughts and Prayers are with you. May your Faith sustain you in your hour of sorrow.
Gwen Laster, your neighbor from Sandpiper Cove.

Bruce Villwock
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
Carolyn, Steve and Gill,
So sorry to read of your mom’s passing. I remember her from Holy Trinity Lutheran church, when it was at Sherman and Lindsey Sts. Hope you remember me from there, and from Luther League (1965-1969). Always liked your mom and her fervent faith in the Lord. My deepest condolences and may God watch and keep over you.
Bruce Villwock

John Timmons
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
I was sorry to learn today through the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Parish Visitor that Mrs. Krouse had passed away on January 15. I remember her well from church, singing in the choir, and having a strong and fervent love for serving Our Lord. My deepest condolences to you, Gill, Carolyn, and Steve on the passing of your Mother. Please extend my condolences to your Father, as well ...a really neat guy with a great sense of humor.
May The Good Lord comfort and give you peace in the days, weeks and months ahead as you reflect on the life of your Mother.

John & Stephanie Timmons
Prescott, AZ