George Krause Sr., 87

George R. Krause Sr. was born December 9, 1928 and passed away Thursday May 19, 2016 at the age of 87.

George was a lifelong resident of Delano and a longtime member of the Delano Legion Club. George was very proud to have served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, fellowship with friends and family and playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was blessed with eight children: Michael (Mary) Krause, Carolyn (George) Decker, Connie Krause, Larry (Jim) Krause, Lyle (Tina) Krause, Kristin (Chuck) Johnson, Tamara (Wallace) Westrum, George Jr (Dayna) Krause. He was also blessed with seventeen grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Janet (Matter), both of his parents, nine brothers, two sisters and one granddaughter.

He is survived by his eight children, sixteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be greatly missed by everyone.

There will be a memorial service at the West Mt. Olive Cemetery on Highway 12 on June 17, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. with a celebration of George’s life and luncheon to follow at 11 a.m. at the Delano Legion Club.

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