Larry Kraushaar, 1960-2018

Published 1:00 am Saturday, April 21, 2018

Larry Allen Kraushaar, 57, of rural Glenville died suddenly Monday, April 16, 2018, at his workplace in Austin.

Larry Kraushaar

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 Chapel of Love in the Mall of America in Minneapolis. Together they had two sons.

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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 and Daniel Kraushaar of Glenville; father, LeMoyne Kraushaar, of Hackensack; sisters Sue Ollman of Fridley and Nancy (Dale) Kelly of Clarks Grove; father- and mother-in-law Ross and Janet Mickelsen of Nixa, Missouri; sisters-in-law Marcia (Troy) Ranum of Albert Lea and Joy (Chad) Johnson of Byron; 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 and LaVonne Buland; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Kraushaar; grandparents Louis and Margaret Thompson and George and Dora Kraushaar; and aunt and uncles Carl DeRousse, David Thompson, Clayton and Maxine Kearns, and Virgil Buland.

Funeral services are going to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Worlein Funeral Home chapel in Austin with the Rev. Shari Mason officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Worlein Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service Wednesday. Interment will be in Fairview-Oakland Cemetery in rural Oakland. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at