Louis Christian Krause III
November 2, 1943 – September 23, 2015
Louis Christian Krause III, known as “Chris,” age 71, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his family on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on November 2, 1943, and raised in the state of Maine, Chris was the son of the late Louis Christian Krause, Jr. and Phoebe (McPherson) Krause. His strong belief in one’s duty to country compelled him to join the military. Chris proudly retired from the Delaware Army National Guard with over 40 years of service to his country. He attended the University of Maine and would later receive his nursing degree from Harford Community College in Bel Air, MD. A registered nurse for over 32 years, Chris took great pride in caring for the many patients he served during his tenure at Christiana Care.
He gave of his time and talents to his community, volunteering with many different organizations over the years. Chris was an avid Civil War history buff and greatly enjoyed reading all he could. A devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, he was happiest spending time with his loved ones and especially looked forward to attending his grandson’s soccer events.
In addition to his parents, Chris was preceded in death by his sister, Janice G. Herr. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, LuWanna (Schutz) Krause; daughter, Jessica L. Krause (Lawrence Willoughby) of Middletown, DE; son, Louis C. Krause IV (Erin) of Newark, DE; sisters, Vicki A. Coleman (Gary) of Lancaster, PA and Kathi J. Krause (Richard Basile) of Bear, DE; and grandsons, Gianluca Marchione and Louis C. “Penn” Krause V.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 3 pm until 5 pm on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A funeral service will be held at 8:30 am on Monday morning, September 28, 2015, at the funeral home. A committal service with military honors will follow in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 or to the Delaware National Guard and Reserve Emergency Assistance Fund (DNGREAF), Attn: MG Vavala, 250 Airport Road, New Castle, DE 19720.