Thursday, December 23, 2010

Charles Robert Krause, 90, of Cassville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at the Veterans Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

He was born on May 16, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., son of Charles Krause and Lillian Bergman Krause. He was a general foreman for the Civil Service. He was a member of the First Christian Church and also a member of the VFW Post #4205 in Cassville.

He served in the United States Army Air Corps and was in WW II. During his enlistment he received many honors and medals, including a Purple Heart and a Good Conduct Medal.

He married Loraine Pauline Droege on April 11, 1942.

Survivors include: his wife, Loraine Krause, of Cassville; two sons, Robert Krause and his wife, Rosemary, of Cassville, Curt Krause and his wife, Peggy, of Bradyville; and one daughter, Grace Stamper and her husband, Al, of Pineville, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Don Krause; two sisters, Dorothy Melville and Delores Lang; and one grandson.

Funeral services were held Monday at the First Christian Church in Cassville with Minister Tom Thomas officiating. Burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville with a full military honors service provided by the Juliet Funeral Honors Team of Joplin.

The funeral arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home and Crematory in Cassville.

Memorials may be made out to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the Senior Center of Cassville and they may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home.