Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, July 2, 2012, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park for Daniel F. Krause Sr., 78, of Roswell. He went home to be with his dear Lord and Savior Jesus on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. He will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Ballard Chapel with Reverend Robert Maples officiating.
Dan was born on March 11, 1934, in Graham, Texas, to Wendell F. (Red) and Marie (Nonnie) Krause.
He attended the New Mexico Military Institute and then served his country well in the Armed Forces while stationed in Korea. He returned home to marry his sweetheart Dorothy (Dottie) Ann Blewett on January 7, 1961. They had two children, Dan Jr. and Kari Louise.
He spent his life taking care of his family, working hard, playing golf, telling amusing stories, and ministering to others.
He loved God and had great joy in visiting the dear men in prison. In his later years he enjoyed and loved his precious neighbors who tended to him so faithfully.
He is preceded in death by his wife Dottie, his parents Wendell and Marie, and his sister Patricia.
He is survived by his son Dan Jr. of Ft. Collins, Colo.; daughter Kari and husband Tom, and their two children, Anna and Josiah of Glen Rose, Texas; and his many nieces, nephews, and loving friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions to be made to United Church of Roswell, PO Box 8001, 88202.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.