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Larry Allen Kraushaar

Obituary Information

Service Details


Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Time: 4:00-7:00 P.M.

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota


Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Worlein Funeral Home Chapel
Austin, Minnesota


Fairview-Oakland Cemetery
Rural Oakland, Minnesota



Larry Allen Kraushaar, age 57 of rural Glenville, Minnesota, died suddenly Monday, April 16, 2018 at his workplace in Austin, Minnesota. Larry was born April 29, 1960 to LeMoyne and Gloria Louise (Thompson) Kraushaar. He attended Austin High School, graduating in 1978. After high school, Larry farmed with his father for 20 years, and then returned to school at Albert Lea Vocational College in the mechanical program. On June 17, 1995, Larry married Michele Kay Mickelsen at the Chapel of Love in the Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Together, they had 2 sons. Larry worked for Hormel Foods in Austin in the rendering area. He also helped his sons with their Pinewood Derby Cars. He was known as “best at his craft” and “the tool man”. Larry recently began participating in recreational shooting. He loved his dog “Zeus” and his Jeep very much. Larry was always willing to give blood at the blood bank. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife Michele; sons, Derrick Kraushaar of Albert Lea, MN, Daniel Kraushaar of Glenville, MN; father, LeMoyne Kraushaar of Hackensack, MN; sisters, Sue Ollman of Fridley, MN, Nancy (Dale) Kelly of Clarks Grove, MN; father and mother-in-law, Ross and Janet Mickelsen of Nixa, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Marcia (Troy) Ranum of Albert Lea, MN, Joy (Chad) Johnson of Byron, MN; nephews and nieces, David (Malayna) Kelly, Michael (Holly) Kelly, Kristine Kelly, Corissa (Nash) Lueken, Brandon Ranum, Alex Johnson and Ava Johnson; aunts and uncles, Barbara DeRousse, Douglas Thompson, Robert (Carol) Kraushaar, Richard (Shirley) Kraushaar, LaVonne Buland; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Kraushaar, grandparents, Louis and Margaret Thompson, George and Dora Kraushaar, aunt and uncles, Carl DeRousse, David Thompson, Clayton and Maxine Kearns, and Virgil Buland.

Funeral services are going to be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Pastor Shari Mason officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the Worlein Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment will be in Fairview-Oakland Cemetery, rural Oakland, MN. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

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