David Emory Krause, Sr., 89, of Maitland, Florida went to be with the Lord on September 5, 2012 following a courageous battle with leukemia. David was born April 26, 1923 in Manlius, New York to the late Albert and Ruth Krause. He graduated from Sherburne High School, Sherburne, New York and served in the United States Coast Guard during WWII. On August 13, 1944, he married his childhood sweetheart, Marie Armstrong Krause.
In 1962, David and Marie relocated their family to Maitland, Florida where he would establish his career in the insurance business. David was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church for over 50 years, where he served in the Methodist Men’s Club, was an active member of the Campbell Class and an Usher. He was also a member of Sertoma International, serving as Club President in 1973-74. He was profoundly affected by the ministry of the Russell Home for Atypical Children and served on the Board of Directors and as the Finance Chairman for many years.
David was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his wife of 69 years, Marie; two children: son, David E. Krause, Jr. (Lori) and daughter, Barbara Krause May (Bruce); eight grandchildren: Amy Glynn (Shaun), Melissa Hartsgrove (Tony), Todd Krause (Michelle), Steven May (Hillary), Julie Tyler (Joshua), Lindsay Geigel (Vincent), Courtney Brock (Jon) and Andrew Lacy. He is also survived by sixteen great-grandchildren and two brothers, Robert Krause and Donald Krause.
We would like to thank all of the staff at The Savannah Court and Cove of Maitland and Orlando’s Hospice of the Comforter for the loving care extended to David and his family.
A Memorial Service to celebrate David’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 10, 2012 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Maitland, Florida.
A private family burial will be held at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL