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Hans D. Krause
Hans D. Krause, "Grandpa Meow-Meow", 72, of Sheboygan passed away Tuesday morning, April 15 at St. Nicholas Hospital surrounded by his family.
Born Feb. 5, 1942 in Gillett, to Arthur and Elsa (Eggebrecht) Krause, after graduating from Gillett High School in 1960, he served in the United States Navy. He married Lois C. Dieck on Feb. 12, 1966 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Suring. They lived in Clintonville and Paducah, Ky. before moving to Sheboygan. She preceded him in death on Nov. 19, 2010. He was employed at Eck Industries in Manitowoc as a tool and die maker.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family. A supporter of the NRA and .50 Caliber Association, he also enjoyed gun-smithing.
He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Troy) VanEngen, of Sheboygan and Christina (Keith) Brunner, of Sullivan; two grandchildren; two great-grandsons; three sisters, Mary (Virgil) Johnson, Naomi Hein and Anna Bourdeau; a brother, Arnold (June) Krause; special friends, Jerry, Butch, and Zane; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, Arthur, Walter, Lyman and Lawrence.
A time of visitation and support will be held from noon until time of a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels and Crematory. Burial will be at Maple Valley Lutheran Church Cemetery in Suring where full military rites will be held at a later date. A memorial fund has been established in his name for the Sheboygan County Humane Society and the Christian Radio Station WRVM, 102.7 of Suring.