Kenneth Dale Krause departed from this life March 23, 2016 at Care Living Center in El Reno, OK. He was born to Arnold and Helen Krause on December 23, 1932 in Corn, OK. He had one sibling, sister Connie Eskew. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patty Krause; son, Greg Krause and wife Sigrid; daughters, Susan Hays, and Becky McCurdy and husband Jeff; grandchildren, Jessica Bergman and husband Zeb, Jana Lynn and husband Charlie, Jennifer Lee, Spencer Scott and fiancee' Kylea; great grandchildren, Colton Lynn, Noah Bergman, Kayli Lynn, Eynz Lynn and Pacey Scott. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Helen, and sister Connie. Kenneth graduated from Corn High School, then joined the Air Force for 23 years, where he retired. He went on to further his education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and taught at Sharon-Mutual schools. Later he went back to SWOSU, received his Masters degree in administration, where he then became principal of Sharon-Mutual High School and coached basketball. During his retirement he drove school buses for the El Reno School district. Kenneth enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, and watching his son coach college basketball. He loved his basketball!! Watching and coaching, he loved to see people smile and seeing people happy, which made him happy. Kenneth was deeply loved by his family, and his friends. Kenneth was a blessing to all and he will be deeply missed. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in El Reno with burial to follow at 3:00 P.M. in the Bergthal Cemetery in Corn, OK. Services are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.
Published on  March 28, 2016