OBITUARY

Richard George Krause

September 6, 1941June 3, 2018
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Richard G. Krause was born September 6, 1941, Chicago, Illinois, peacefully entered the Gates of Heaven June 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving and devoted, family. Richard was born to Rose and Herman Krause. The family went West to Portland, Oregon early on his life journey with brother, Karl. He graduated from Benson High School, Portland in 1959. He joined the U. S. Navy, serving in Vietnam. Retired August 1, 1990 with a Honorable and distingtuished career of 30 years as Senior Chief Petty Officer Krause receiving many commendations, special accolades and awards. He was a 33 degree Mason, King David Kalakaua Lodge, Honolulu and Shriner of The Honolulu Scottish Rite Bodies of Honolulu, Hawaii. He served as Bethel Dad and worked with the International Order of Job's Daughters for many years. Member of the American Legion and Fleet Reserve Association. Long standing member of the American Philatelist Society and National Geographic Society (68 yrs.) Avid sports enthusiast for Soccer FIFA Cup, (United States, European & International competitions as well as NASCAR, Grand Prix races. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Joyce, two wonderful daughters, Melissa L. Krause and Holly A. (David) Krause-Browner of Arizona. His three special fantastic grandsons, Nathaniel, Benjamin and Joshua Browner, Sisters Vickie D. (Jeff) Martin and Penny Krause of Oregon, Nephews Luther T. Doyle and Jason Martin of California and Nieces Lacey, Hollie and Amy Anderson of Oregon. Predeceased by his parents, brother Karl (2017) and grandparents. A visitation will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:00AM with a funeral service to follow at 11:30AM at Surprise Funeral Care. The Arizona Patriot Guard will be in precession to the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona to lay Richard to Rest. Donations: Gracious appreciation, heart felt Thank You for Shriners Hospitals for Children and St. Jude Children's Hospitals

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeff Martin
  • Jason Martin
  • David Browner
  • Nathaniel Browner
  • Benjamin Browner
  • Joshua Browner
  • Two honorary pallbears provided by the Arizona Patriot Guard

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Committal Friday, June 22, 2018
REMEMBERING

Richard George Krause

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Daisy Roman

June 21, 2018

I remember arriving at Ficpac right out of A school. It was my second duty station and I was far from home. Senior Chief was your typical senior chief in the military .. It wasn’t long before I knew there was more to him than meets the eye. He cared for everyone who worked for him and somewhere along the line he became more than just my superior. He became a father figure , watching my back as a sailor and as a young woman far from home . I was welcomed into his home by him and Joyce both in good times and in bad . He walked me down the aisle. That day he was more than just a friend. He gave me advice that help me in my military career and pulled me to the side and talked to me before I got married . He was that father figure that I never had . I’m honored he was part of my life and I’m glad that my oldest child had the opportunity to spend time with him short is it may have been. As cliché as it sounds the world and the Navy was a better place because of my senior chief. He will forever be in my heart and in my mind. I love you Senior. Fairwinds and following seas . See you on the other side. Daisy

Tim Starnes

June 21, 2018

I always knew Richard as Senior Chief. We served together at FICPAC in Hawaii in the late eighties when I was just a 21 year old going through some of my most physically demanding times. A series of life threatening surgeries were I even dropped down to 98 lbs at 5'7". Richard kept my spirits up. Talked with me about anything and everything. Even let me watch his thousands of birds when he and Joyce went to visit family. (Okay not thousands but a lot.) He invited me to dinners and to visit when I had no energy to even walk, but he encouraged me to go anyway. We told jokes, talked about family, and the future even when I was at my worst and had no hope that I would ever get well. Senior helped me through it all. He is one of the best people I've ever known in my life. My father, my grandfather, and then Richard Krause. Rest in peace Senior. You've more than earned it.

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