July 14, 1980 – October 2, 2022
It is with immense sadness that the Krause family shares the news of the unexpected death of Matt Krause. Born July 14, 1980, to Kim and Steve Krause he became a favorite big brother to Joshua soon afterward. With his laidback persona, thoughtful listening skills, and easily acquired athletic abilities, Matt spent his youth accumulating numerous lifelong best friends and admiration of those who met him. He married the love of his life, Meg, in 2009 and was elated to take on the role of adored father to Caroline and Thomas in the following years.
We will remember Matt for making us all feel loved, including his alma mater the Huskers, in good times and bad. We will never forget his laugh that filled a room (shoulder shake and all), his calm presence, uncanny Harry Carrey impression, and poignant, well-timed movie or Seinfeld quotes. From an early age, Matt excelled in school as well as sports, particularly slaying in the pitching of the greatest number of baseball games in North High history at the time of graduation in 1998. Matt’s ability to share incredibly random sports statistics expanded all our estuaries of useless knowledge. He could recite 90’s rap lyrics with the best of them and was always the first to get the party started on the dancefloor. When he donned his super-dad hat, Matt coached his children’s soccer and basketball teams, was the favored thrower of children at the pool, and fierce competitor of video games.
As a licensed architect since 2017, it was a delight to hear him proudly describe the latest designs he was working on, quintessentially capturing the most mundane and extraordinary details for us all to share a glimpse into his beloved work with Carlson West Povondra Architects. In the office and beyond, his positive attitude and spirited personality made him a trusted mentor, confidant, and friend to coworkers, clients, peers, and consultants alike. Matt was known to provide impassioned, energetic commentary on social, political, entertainment, and current news happenings while being inclusive and respectful of all people and views.
A connoisseur of the simple moments in life, he reveled in travels with his wife and her selfie stick, enjoying a beer or two or three with friends, bonfires with his parents and in-laws, softball games with his uncles, flexing his long-driving skills on the golf course and reading books and playing board games with his children. Matt was the undeniable rock in his family. He was a trusted colleague and a friend who could always be counted on to lend a helping hand and a kind word of encouragement. His contributions to this world have left a beautiful imprint behind. How lucky we are to have known him. Matt is missed beyond words.
Matt is survived by his wife Meg, children Caroline (10) and Thomas (6), parents Kim and Steve Krause, grandmother Rita Cushenbery, brother Joshua (Corey), in-laws Frank and Kendra McGree, Shannon (Jane) and Kevin (Britney), niece Mallory, nephew Frank, and an incredible number of others who count him as a cherished family member and friend.
VISITATION: THURSDAY, October 6, 2022, 5-7PM, at West Center Chapel.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: SATURDAY, October 8, 2022, 1PM, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 11810 Burke St, Omaha.
To view the live broadcast of the services, go to www.HeafeyHeafey.com.
In lieu of flowers, a fund has been established to support Matt’s commitment to the future educational pursuits of Caroline and Thomas. Gifts can be directed to the family or to the Krause Family Fund, c/o Five Points Bank, P.O. Box 24889, Omaha, NE 68124. Contributions can also be made via Venmo @KrauseFamilyFund.