Joan E. Krausen

April 4, 1933 ~ April 25, 2021 (age 88)


Joan E. Krausen of Bardstown died Sunday April 25, 2021 at Jewish Hospital Louisville.

Joan was born in Brooklyn, NY and became the secretary to the Executive Chef of the Hotel Aster on Time Square in NYC up until she and her husband started a family. Joan and her husband were founding members of Hope Lutheran Church in New York.

In 1972 she moved to Bardstown with her family. She became involved with several community clubs. The most near and dear to her heart was Flaget Memorial Hospital Auxiliary where she served as President.

Joan was a Limited Partner of Edward Jones where she worked for 25 years, and a current member of First Presbyterian Church Bardstown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Krausen; parents, Henry and Elsie Rumph; and sister, Elsa DeWalt.

She is survived by her children, Robert (Pat) Krausen of Fairfield Glade, TN, Janis Lewis of Arvada, CO, William (Angie) Krausen of Villa Hills, KY, and Lisa (Tony) Cushing of Taylorsville; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and a cherished childhood friend, Jean Brown of NY.

Her funeral service will be 11:00 am Friday April 30, 2021 at Barlow Funeral Home, with burial in Bardstown Cemetery. Rev. John Sanderson will officiate. Visitation will be 3 pm to 8 pm Thursday April 29 and 9 am to 11 am Friday April 30 at Barlow Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may go to Flaget Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and/or First Presbyterian Church Bardstown.

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