Gary Lee Krauss

June 22, 1945November 5, 2018
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Gary Lee Krauss, 73, of Ellisville, MO, born, June 22, 1945, in Belleville, IL, passed away, Monday, November 5, 2018, in Chesterfield, MO.

Gary’s most precious memories were those spent with his family and loved ones. He was a devoted and dedicated family man. Gary married the love of his life, Terrie Cange, on July 14, 1972. This beautiful union brought 3 children, Melissa, Brandon, and Jennifer.

Gary received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Saint Louis University and his Master’s Degree in Business & Finance from Washington University. He taught accounting classes at various colleges in the St Louis Metropolitan area such as, Meramec, Lindenwood, Washington University, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Gary was a member of the AICPA and the Illinois Certified Public Accounting Society. Most locals from the Belleville will remember Gary serving the community in finance at his business “Gary Krauss CPA” for over 45 years.

His favorite pastime, like much of ours, was the St Louis Cardinals. He was an avid fan of the baseball team. Gary even had the pleasure of volunteering at Busch Stadium with his wife and has a brick dedicated in his name at the stadium. He also enjoyed football and playing tennis. He was a loving husband, father, and friend. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Laverna (nee Obst) Krauss.

Surviving him, are, his loving wife of 46 years, Terrie Krauss, his children: Melissa (Chris) Rohman, Brandon (Cassie) Krauss, and Jennifer Krauss, grandsons: Ethan and Colton Krauss, his brother, Bob (Marilyn) Krauss, and a number of dear relatives and friends.

In error the obituary that was ran on 11/7/2018 in the Belleville News Democrat stated that Gary was preceded in death by his brother Bob Krauss, who is married to Marilyn Krauss, both long time residents and pillars of their community in Belleville, IL. On behalf of the staff at Lake View Funeral Home, we would like to extend our sincere apologies to all parties involved and are working diligently to correct the matter.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a charitable contribution in Gary's name may do so by donating to the American Cancer Society and/or the American Heart Association. Additional condolences and memorials can made online at

Visitation: Family and friends may visit from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home, located at 5000 N Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.

Funeral Service: Funeral Services will be held immediately following visitation at 1:00 pm. Burial to take place privately at Lake View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fairview Heights Illinois.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Jo Ann Riggs

November 9, 2018

My very sincere condolences to the Krauss family. Gary was our accountant for many years and worked on our taxes for both my husband Bob's business and my business as well as our personal accounting. We had the greatest respect for him and will certainly miss talking with him. We appreciate so much all the work he did for us over the years. He will be very missed. The Krauss family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Renee Birk

November 8, 2018

I worked for Gary from Aug. 2009-Nov. 2011. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be where I am in my career today if not for his guidance and teaching during that time. He was a great man to work for. Your family has my deepest sympathies during this difficult time. Gary was a great man and will be missed!


November 7, 2018

Gary was a great friend and mentor to me. I would not have the life I have now without his help and guidance. Often we worked together and during our road trips, he would say that when he comes back he wants to be a left handed pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. Somehow, I think he may get that chance. We would often have long conversations and sharing of our love of accounting. We also shared the love of sweets and sometimes cheated together. Gary was one of my dearest friends and I hope that I can become as good as a man as he was. He will be greatly missed.