Thomas K. “Doc” Krautter, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Thomas K. “Doc” Krautter, Jr.

July 7, 1942 - March 6, 2023

Thomas K. “Doc” Krautter, Jr., age 80, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 6, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on July 7, 1942, he was the son of the late Thomas K. and Gladys (Thornton) Krautter, Sr. Tom worked as a bus driver for children with special needs at Colonial School District until his retirement.

A man of faith, Tom was a charter member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Newark. In his spare time, he could often be found searching yard sales for a good deal or listening to 50’s music, especially his favorite, Elvis Presley. Tom will always be remembered as a compassionate person who would help anyone, and for his outgoing personality.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Larry L Smith. He is survived by his loving wife, whom he adored, of 57 years, Constance “Connie” (Dasher) Krautter; children, Rebecca L. Harris (Ross), Joanna L. Repella (Ted), and Sharon A. Smith; grandchildren, Brandon Repella (Deanna), Constance Maloney (Brendan), Sarah Smith, Cassie Repella, and Kaitlin Facciolo (Ray); and 10 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s memory to Till Shiloh Come, P.O. Box 213, Old New Castle Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.


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8 Condolences for Thomas K. “Doc” Krautter, Jr.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Tom was one of the best men I ever met. Truly loved his wife and girls and was sweet and caring. He is free of the earthly ailments that afflicted him and for that we are grateful.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Just know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so sorry for your loss
    he is and always… will be a hero to me….

  • So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy

  • Connie and family, I’m so sorry to learn about the going home of the love of your lives. Your Faith in GODS word will provide renewed strength and guidance for days to come! I’m very happy you had many loving years together which produced a wonderful family! Sending blessings to you and family! Pat Lennon Himmelstein, DeLaWarr 1963

  • Connie and family I am so sorry for your loss Tommy was a wonderful person very respectful and honest he has always always been one of the good guys Love you guys so much

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

    Lori Oneschuk

  • I am so sorry for your loss🙏🙏 a beautiful tribute to his life ❤️