FLOWERY BRANCH - Melinda “Lin” Rose Krarup, 65, passed away from complications due to brain cancer on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Bell Minor Nursing Home. She was surrounded by her family.
Lin is survived by her husband of 30 years, Deacon Paul Krarup, Flowery Branch; son, David of Asheville, N.C.; sister, Robin (the late Milton) Rose-Dudeck, San Diego, Calif.; sister Monica (Jake) Starnes, Las Vegas, Nev.; and sister, Lori Rose, Las Vegas, Nev.
Lin was born in Galesburg, Ill. on January 27, 1948, the daughter of the late Colin and Ann Rose. After growing up in Galesburg, Lin moved to Peoria, Ill. to work for a couple of years and then to Honolulu, Hawaii, where she lived and worked for the next five years - never losing her great love for our 50th state. In 1976, Lin moved to San Diego, Calif., where she met her future husband, Paul. Lin and Paul married on July 30, 1983 in San Diego and had one beloved son, David, on October 30, 1985.
In 1990, Lin, along with her husband and son, moved to Suwanee, where she lived until moving to Flowery Branch in 2012. She worked for Stockholder Systems, Inc., CheckFree Corp., London Bridge Group, Fair Isaac Software, Inc. and ISGN, retiring in 2011.
Shortly after arriving in Suwanee, Lin got involved in church ministries at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch. She was active in the Stephen Ministry, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, as well as participating in and supporting Paul in his five years of study and formation for the Diaconate program. Lin was always so willing to give of her time and energy, and everybody who was lucky to benefit from her loving grace and spirit will miss her deeply, loved ones stated.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 22, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park South Funeral Home in Flowery Branch with a Vigil Service from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 23, at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Rd., with interment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. Father Eric Hill will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Rd., Flowery Branch, GA 30542.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, is in charge of arrangements.
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