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Louis Christian Krause III  

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.

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  1. Margaret Colombo (Sissy), September 25, 2015

    Luwanna and family…… I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my prayers.

  2. Ginny Pelachick, September 25, 2015

    LuWanna, sorry to hear of your loss.

  3. Roger Swain, September 25, 2015

    Please accept my condolence at Chris’s passing. My most persistent memories of Chris were the times he lead all the crew members of the DEARG through our annual flight physicals. He had an uncanny ability to guide us through, with the patience of Job, the tricky task of filling in all the blanks accurately and completely. I appreciate the great service he performed leading me through year after year all those mounds of paperwork. He had the spirit of a real Guardsman and a was a real Guard Buddy and I will miss him.

  4. MSG (Retired) Francis A. Zaborowski, September 25, 2015

    Chris was a very special and dedicated Medical Detachment NCO for all of us in the Delaware Army National Guard Aviation Community. His work and paperwork was always flawless! He cared for thousands of us and not to mention his full time work as a Nurse. May he rest in peace!

  5. Theresa Hunt Erbstein, September 25, 2015

    im so very sorry . I’m thinking about you

  6. Heather St.Onge, September 26, 2015

    I wish I could be with you as I know this time is not easy. We love you and miss you. Stay strong. Love your FL familly!

  7. John Vassar, September 26, 2015

    I served with Chris in the Delaware National Guard and remember him as a fine Soldier and Gentleman ….

    My Condolences to his Family and many Friends …..

  8. Cheryl Pauley, September 26, 2015

    Chris and LuWanna, Thank you for your service and friendship. Chris will be missed.

  9. Newark Barber Shop, September 26, 2015

    The Newark Barber Shop had the pleasure of knowing Chris for many years. His stories and opinions will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

    Ed Grant & Kevin Burroughs

  10. Joe McNair, September 26, 2015

    I served with Chris in the Army National Guards. It was always a pleasure to work with him. You have my condolences. Joe McNair (CW4 retired)

  11. Nancy and Johnn Molburg, September 26, 2015

    Our sympathy to the entire family. Chris will be missed so much.

  12. Dawn Huss, September 27, 2015

    LuWanna and family:
    I was saddened to read of Chris’ death. I know this must be a difficult time for your family. I have many fond memories of the years of working with Chris in the OR. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.
    Dawn HUss

  13. Ivan Kobets, September 28, 2015

    We thank Chris for his service to this great nation and also thank Chris’ family for supporting him during his service. I remember Chris very well and he did an outstanding job and was very professional conducting his military duty.

    Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Ivan and Ethel Kobets

  14. SSG (Ret.) Jack Lowe, September 30, 2015

    We served many years together in the Delaware National Guard. Such a shame that post retirement we drift apart from friends we spent so many years with only to be notified of their passing. Most of us called each-other by our last names but for Chris it was more of a nickname after General Krause on Hogan Hero’s. So it fitting that my final good bye would be:

    “Rest in Peace Krause – we had lots of good years together”.

    A salute to you from Jack Lowe

  15. Eileen Webb Myers, September 30, 2015

    I just heard at work today of the passing of chris.I’m so sorry.I worked with him for many years.he was a great condolences.Eileen Webb Myers

  16. Maryellen (Brown) O'Leary, October 1, 2015

    I worked in PACU and Chris would lend us a helping hand especially at night. Loved his stories and his dry sense of humour. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Nancy Conner, October 15, 2015

    I served with Chris in the DE National Guard and will always remember his professionalism and patience guiding us pilots through our annual flight physical. And that process brought out his dry sense of humor which made the event more enjoyable for all of us. Farewell Chris, thank you for your service, and compassion. My condolences to the family.

  18. Dawn and Bob Wilson, October 21, 2015

    So sorry, just heard the news, our thoughts and prayer and our hearts are with you. Peace and blessings, Dawn and Bob Wilson


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