Matthew S. Krause

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

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.


  • Dick Shirley Posted October 4, 2022 5:46 pm

    Meg, so sorry for your loss, we love your family! Lu in particular loved to give suckers to Caroline and Tommie! My prayers are with you !

  • Frank and Melissa Jacobson Posted October 4, 2022 9:05 pm

    Sending thoughts and prayers from Colorado. Both Frank and I attended UNL -College of Architect with Matt and Meg, we too are a married architect/design college couple. This news broke our hearts! Although we lost touch through the years, I remember how much I adored Matt, with his friendly personality and warm smile. Thinking of you,Meg ❤️

  • Nick and Sarah Schulz Posted October 4, 2022 10:17 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to you, Caroline, Thomas, and your entire family in this truly difficult time.

  • Ruth and Bill Henderson Posted October 5, 2022 2:54 pm

    In terms of sorrow, when the right words of comfort are most needed, they are difficult to say. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Kathy Ankerson Posted October 5, 2022 3:14 pm

    My condolences to you – Matt was inspiring, fun, and memorable both as a student and as he contributed so much in the profession. When I think of Matt, his warm smile and friendly demeanor always come to mind.

  • McKenzie Collier Posted October 5, 2022 7:26 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sounds like Matt was the best of the best! I wish your family strength and healing in the days and years ahead. May Matt’s memory be cherished forever and may his children talk about him always. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
    McKenzie (Wittig) Collier

  • VICKI ONDRACEK Posted October 6, 2022 10:51 am

    Steve and I send our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to the entire Krause family! Steve and Kim – we remember hearing you talk so highly of Matt, his success and especially his family. His wife and kids were his treasure and we know that he will be missed immensely by all of you! May God bring you peace with the memories you shared

  • Marjorie Brumels Posted October 6, 2022 12:58 pm

    I know Matt will be missed by many, many people both business and friends. He was such a delightful parson. Matt will be greatly missed by work associates and friends. Matt was a wonderful person to know and work with. Also, particularly his children, wife and other relatives. He was easy to be proud of and represented CWP very well. Matt will be forever missed.
    God Bless,
    Marj B., Receptionist (Ret.)

  • Randy and Darlene Mueller Posted October 6, 2022 5:23 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Matt’s death. It is hard to lose a child. Thinking of your family.

  • Douglas Quinn Posted October 6, 2022 6:54 pm

    I did not know him, but noticed he was a fellow Viking. He must have been a real keeper. So sorry for your loss. Prayers and blessings.

  • Alicia Wilkinson Posted October 7, 2022 7:36 am

    Oh Meg, I am so incredibly sorry. I am praying for you.

  • Zac Gemar Posted October 9, 2022 7:32 am

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Shelby Schultz Posted October 10, 2022 11:38 am

    My whole heart is with you and your amazing kiddos Meg. Sending hugs and light to your family and friends ❤️

  • Linda Lee Usher Posted November 1, 2022 2:12 pm

    Just heard about Matt on Halloween. I’m so sorry I didn’t know sooner. Matt was a great son and neighbor. It is never expected when you lose a child. Good that he has children to carry on his legacy. Grandchildren are a gift. May your memories bring you peace.

  • Nicole Marie Usher Posted November 2, 2022 7:44 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Those young days with Matt were fun!

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