Joe Elvin Krause

October 23, 1934August 13, 2019

Joe Elvin Krause, 84, a resident of Grandview, MO for over 60 years, died at his home surrounded by family Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Joe was a glazier with Harding glass for 42 years, a loyal Royals fan, and an awesome gardener, could repair anything and was a generous, kind spirit. He will be missed in this world by all those whose lives he touched.

He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy, father Frederick, mother Ruth, brother Lee and son Michael. Joe is survived by a brother, Rano Krause, Raymore; sister Joyce Deckard, Marshfield MO, sons Martin Krause (Karen) Drexel MO, Leroy Auger (Debbie) Peculiar; daughters Candace James, Grandview, Kim Rentschler, Kansas City, Brenda Auger, Grandview, Beth McCright (Barbara) Grandview; dear family friend Ramie James; 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Services will be Friday, August 16 at the First Baptist Church of Grandview,1416 Main St. Visitation 9 -11 am with service to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Food Pantry of the First Baptist Church of Grandview. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Krause family.


  • First Baptist Church Food Pantry


  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Funeral Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Burial Friday, August 16, 2019


Joe Elvin Krause

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Delores Hakkila

August 16, 2019

I am Irene Shephard's daughter. I don't remember my childhood in Kansas but I know we had some visits with the Krause family. Lee visited us in Seattle after we moved there. I wish I had met more of my cousins from Missouri and Kansas. Sorry to hear of your loss in Joe. Thoughts and prayers.

Vicki Hedger

August 15, 2019

Joe was truly a kind, giving spirit, as you said in his obituary. I met him at FIrst Baptist Church, Grandview, where he was always willing to help someone in need. He supported many charities that sent him calendars at the end of each year. He had given me his extra calendars for many years so that I could share them with other teachers at my school and later with those in need at a community meal. I enjoyed talking with him. He was a truly nice person and I will miss him. I won’t be able to be with you at his service on Friday, but you will be in my thoughts and prayers.