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Services for Charles Adrian Krause, 73, of Madill and formerly of Ada will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Billy Lewis officiated. Burial followed at Swan Hill Cemetery.
A Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Monday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Krause passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at a Madill hospital. He was born July 6, 1944, at Long Beach, California, to Reuben and Helen H. Howard Krause.
He graduated from Ada High School in 1963 and attended two years at East Central University. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1968 with a degree in business administration.
He married Brenda Hunter June 22, 1968. Mr. Krause began working at Holnam (now Holcim) Cement Plant in 1968 and retired as the maintenance and distribution manager in July 2010.
He was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was an avid fisherman. Charles loved OU Sooner football, his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of the home; two daughters, Erika Thurman and husband, Jason, and Michelle Krause, all of Edmond; two brothers, Joe Krause of Ada and Tom Krause of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Karen Baker and husband, Ben, of Bartlesville; a brother-in-law, John Hunter and wife, Casey, of Shawnee; and several nieces and nephews.
Bearers were Joe Krause, Tom Krause, Ben Baker, Jason Thurman, John Hunter and Brian Beasley. Honorary bearers were Heath Hunter, Brett Beasley, Brice Beasley, Jon M. Krause, Gary Phillips, George Taylor and Charley Bryant.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org, or Cast for Kids at www.castforkids.org.
Published on September 11, 2017
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