Claude C. Krause, 87, of Wayne Township, passed away Monday, March 12th, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill, E. Norwegian St., Pottsville.
Born in Summit Station on November 27, 1930, he was a son of the late William H. & Stella L. (Schneck) Krause.
In addition to his parents, Claude is also preceded in death by his son, Glenn Allen Krause, grandchildren: Michael Krause and Dina Marie Klahr, and siblings: Fred, Harry, William, Lester, Arlan, Lilly, & Anna.
He was the husband of Sara Ella (Edwards) Krause, whom he married November 25, 1950.
Claude was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ Summer Hill, Auburn, the Summit Station Fire Company, and the Teamsters Union.
He was formerly employed at Arrow Carrier, Schuylkill Haven, as a truck driver.
In addition to his wife, Claude is also survived by a daughter, Linda Reed & fiance, Leroy Knapp, Sr., Schuylkill Haven, three sons: Albert Krause & wife, Debbie, Auburn, Dale Krause & wife, Joan, Schuylkill Haven, & Todd Krause & husband, Christopher, Washington, daughter-in-law, Eileen Krause, widow of Glenn, Schuylkill Haven, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and nieces & nephews.
A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be conducted at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Summer Hill, Auburn, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 16th, with Pastor Kenneth McDowell officiating.
A viewing will be held Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Interment will immediately follow the funeral service at Summer Hill Cemetery, Auburn.
Family request donations in Claude's memory to St. Paul's United Church of Christ Living Memorial Fund, 1235 Summer Hill Rd., Auburn, PA 17922.