Patricia Jean Krouse, 76

Patricia Jean Krouse, 76, of New Prague, MN, passed away after a lengthy illness on April 5, 2021 with her husband by her side.

Pat was born on October 4, 1944 in San Diego, CA to Maynard and Phyllis Matthiesen.  She attended schools in San Diego and graduated from Clairmont High School in 1962.  She married the love of her life, William F. Krouse, on June 3, 1962 and they made their home in San Diego where they raised their four children.  They moved their family to Minnesota in 1976, and Pat worked as a homemaker and also for the Scott County Clerk of Courts for several years.  They enjoyed traveling in their RV and spent several years in Laughlin, NV in their retirement before moving back to New Prague in 2011. 

Pat is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bill Krouse, and their children, Bill (Sue) Krouse, Mickey Krouse, Shellie Krouse, and Keith (Becky) Krouse.  Their ten grandchildren are Matt & Brian Krouse, Taylor, Jack and Victoria Krouse, Ryley and Kayley Simon, and Danny, Sarah, and Joey Krouse.  Pat is also survived by a brother, Chuck Matthiesen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Maynard and Phyllis Matthiesen, her sister, Mary Thomas, and in-laws John and Germaine Krouse.

A private Celebration of Life ceremony to honor Pat will be held by her family.




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