Edgar W. Krause, Jr., 65

Edgar W. Krause, Jr., 65, of Richfield, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls.

He was born on June 22, 1946 in Milwaukee to Edgar and Shirley (nee Graff) Krause. He graduated from West Bend High School in 1964 and then served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He began working as a truck driver for Klein Cartage in Milwaukee. Then he worked as an independent truck driver for many years and he also drove for Wisconsin Protein Carriers. He was an avid sheepshead player and he also enjoyed playing cribbage.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Wren of Milwaukee; four children, Eddie (Tanya) Krause of West Bend, Daniel (Tammy) Krause of West Bend, Tony (Mary) Krause of Campbellsport, and Sally (Chuck) May of Beaver Dam; six grandchildren, Morgan, Chelsea, Ashley, Anthony, Thomas, and Isabella; two brothers, Gerald (Kathi) Krause of Muskego and Charlie (Diane) Krause of Hartland; a sister, Joanne (Al) Sunn of Milwaukee, a special friend, Dean Rettig of Theresa; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Krause, Sr. and a brother, Fred Krause.

A funeral service in remembrance of Edgar will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Burial with military honors will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Memorials would be appreciated to the Veteranís Administration or the Disabled American Veterans.

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