Glen Gerald Krause, born February 19, 1944 to Adolf Walter Krause and Florence Minnie Stolt; he passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2019. In his formative years, Glen attended Redeemer Lutheran School, North Pines Junior High and graduated from Central Valley High School in 1962. He met Joan Lee DeLong of Spokane during their studies at Wenatchee Valley College and were married in 1965. Growing up in and around Krause Nursery, it was not a surprise when Glen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture in 1968 from Washington State University, and moved to Eugene, Oregon to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Oregon. Glen was one of the first Landscape Architectural candidates to pass all five board exams in one sitting in the State of Washington. A member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, he became a well-known landscape architect and planner in the Portland, Oregon metro area. His exceptional career spanned four decades and his design influence remains outside homes, churches, schools and businesses throughout Oregon and Washington.
Glen was well-read, joyful, compassionate, a devoted father and husband. Throughout his life, Glen furthered his interests by educating himself to astronomy, geology, art, botany and photography. He spent his winter months at his cabin on Mt. Hood and downhill skiing with his family and friends. Glen served as a Ski Host at Mr. Hood Meadows and spent many hours on the slopes, supporting his children in their ski racing pursuits. He served his community as a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Beaverton, Oregon and Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Spokane Valley, Washington. Glen loved documenting family events and travels with his camera; trips to locations around the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, as well as his kids’ soccer and softball games will remain forever. Upon his retirement and returning to Spokane, he enjoyed his membership at the Evergreen Railroad Club designing realistic landscape features for the scenery surrounding the rails as well as working on projects inside and outside of the dream home he and Kit acquired in 2010.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents and leaves behind his current wife, Kathleen “Kit” Krause and daughter Sandra (Jay Ayers) Krause-Ayers of Spokane Valley, son Tim (Kristina) Krause, Salem, Oregon; sister MaryLee (Bill) Peek of Snohomish, Washington, aunt Videll Dungey, Myrtle Creek, Oregon; cousin Clyde (Caryl) Haase, Spokane Valley; stepchildren Chad (Kristy) Oster, Williston, North Dakota, Andrea Cruikshank, Tumwater, Washington and Colin Cruikshank Carlin, Nevada as well as several nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11315 East Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley WA, on Friday, June 28th at 11:00 a.m. The family requests memorial donations be considered for the American Heart Association and/or Gethsemane Lutheran School. To share memories and offer condolences to the family, please visit the Tribute Wall.