Karl Heinz Krause

July 16, 1934February 16, 2013

After a courageous battle with a lengthy illness, it is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Karl-Heinz Arthur Krause on February 16, 2013 at 78 years of age.

Karl was born in Bremen, Germany and began his working career in printing at the age of 14. He moved to Regina, Saskatchewan at the age of 17 and continued his printing trade. It was in Regina that he met his wife Anita, and they were married in January 1961. The next seven years saw 5 kids and then a move to Vernon, BC in 1969 where he worked at Wayside Press until his retirement in 1999.

He was a well known soccer enthusiast, refereeing soccer and was involved in coaching minor soccer. He was deeply involved with the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Unit #5, where he became a Life Member. He was also a member of the Vernon Legion.

Karl is survived by his wife Anita, his sister Ursula Winkler of Regina, sisters-in-law, Lorain Heidt of Vernon and Anneliese Boehm of Port Coquitlam, brother-in-law Tony Boehm of Coquitlam, and his 5 children: His sons, Ron (Laurie) of Vernon, Randall (Cindy) of Sherwood Park, Alberta and Robin (Leigh) of Langley, and daughters, Ramona Pattie (Rob) of Salmon Arm and Rhonda from Montreal. He also leaves 10 grandchildren: Darryl, Robbie, Amber, Nick, Chris, Ashley, Dayton, Lindsey, Joel and Darren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Philp, Dr. Armanious, Dr. Hardy, Dr. Naude and hospital staff.

There will be a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Lung Association.

Arrangements were in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Condolences may be offered at


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Ray Bauer

March 1, 2013

I will miss you very much Uncle Karl, I am very honored that you chose to spend the time in my home when you came for visits in Regina, I really appricatated and enjoyed that time with you and Tante Anita. Love you very much

Kim Slinn

March 1, 2013

Uncle Karl we will miss you, but u are in a better place now with no pain. I was just informed that u used to come our house and breast feed my dolls and play with my brothers cars and truck..... I will never look at a doll the same :/ (lol) we love you Uncle Karl and remember never let my Opa cheat at any more card games!!

Gord Mckay

February 26, 2013

I have many fond memories of playing soccer with Ron,and Randall,while your encouraging shouts from the sideline helped push us to many positive results through out the Okanagan valley and into Alberta.Your entire family, as well as many of ours were always very supportive.Ironicly, Ron has gone on to marry my cousin so there will always be that connection to you and your family.Thanks

Martin and Nadene Bauer

February 23, 2013

We will miss you with all our hearts Uncle Karl. Now I have to find someone else to blame for the beer and rye hang over lol. Was told to tell you to leave the cars and trucks on the table as well as leave the dolls alone.
You will always be in our hearts. Love you loads.
Love Martin Nadene and family

Eugene, Darlene & family Bauer

February 20, 2013

Uncle Karl you will be missed dearly but go forth your friends are waiting there is a card game on the table.

Robbie Pattie

February 20, 2013

I am so fortunate to have had such a loving Opa. I will miss his infectious personality, warm heart and his sense of humor. If I can make half the impact on someones life has he has, I feel I will make him proud. We love you will all our hearts Opa, and you will be kept alive through the memories of you that we will cherish so dearly, I love you so much and hope you are at peace.