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Richard D. Krause

December 28, 1938 December 10, 2010
Richard D. Krause
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Obituary for Richard D. Krause

Sun City West—Richard Krause, formerly of Vinton and Solon, died December 10, 2010, at the age of 71 in Sun City West, AZ.  Memorial services were held at the Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel in Sun City West on December 29, 2010. 

An Iowa Memorial Celebration will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2011, at the Brandon Community Center in Brandon, IA.  
Richard was born in Vinton, IA, on December 28, 1938 to Dale C. and Eva (Burhenn) Krause.  He was raised and attended school in Vinton, graduating in 1957.  On August 15, 1959 he married Rosalie Albert at the Little Brown Church. 
 Richard worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Triangle Bandag and Rud Chain Company.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.  He also loved working in the wood shop, dancing and making many, many friends. 
Richard and Rosalie lived for seventeen years in the Solon area before moving to Phoenix, AZ, in 1993 and to Sun City West in 2000.  He was a member of Chaparral Christian Church, Elks Club of Sun City, Masons, Sun City West Wood Shop, Agricultural Club, Country Western Dance Club and the Sun City West Metal Club. 
Richard is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rosalie, of Sun City West, AZ; son, Steven of Peoria, AZ; daughters, Laurie (Brian) Kunkel of Cave Creek, AZ, and Lisa Aaroe of Peoria, AZ, and five granddaughters. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and aunts. 
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in Richard’s name.


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