Richard W. Krause, Sr., 91, of Orbisonia, PA, died Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Embassy of Woodland Park, Orbisonia, PA.
Born on February 18, 1932 in Blacklog Valley, Huntingdon County, PA, he was the son of the late William and Myrtle (Kelly) Krause. He was united in marriage to Tressie Varner on June 4, 1956 in Winchester, VA. Mrs. Krause preceded in death on February 23, 1996.
He is survived by children Richard Krause, Jr. and wife Barbara, Orbisonia, PA, Maxine Detwiler and husband William, Three Springs, PA, Hilda Wilson and husband Denny, Shade Gap, PA, Andrew Krause and wife Kristina, Mt. Union, PA, Kathy Krause, Orbisonia, PA and Virginia Leidy and husband Allen, Orbisonia, PA.
Also surviving are grandchildren Richard J. Krause, Neelyton, PA, Heather Kreider and husband Jimmy, Shirleysburg, PA, Victoria Cohenour and husband William, Shade Gap, PA, Randy Cypher and wife Lisa, Three Springs, PA, Barry Cypher, Jr. and fiance Leah, Three Springs, PA, Bradley Cypher and companion Melissa, Shippensburg, PA, Alicia Yoder and husband Jason, Newton Hamilton, Michael Snyder and wife Lisa, Three Springs, PA, Jeremy Snyder, Andrew Krause, Jr. and wife Brittney, Mt. Union, PA and Katherine Krause, Shirleysburg, PA and step-grandchildren Alison Runk, St. Thomas, PA, Allen Leidy, Jr., Three Springs, PA and Whitney Moore, Mt. Union, PA.
There are 31 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Sister Vielda Seibert and husband Dennie, Three Springs, PA also survive.
Mr. Krause was preceded in death by an infant daughter, grandson Matthew Krause, son-in-laws Barry Cypher and Robert Townsley and siblings Ruth Parson, Dorothy Hoffman, Helen Holden, Boyd Krause, Lorma Boozel, Evelyn Leidig, Irene Glunt and Olive Krause.
He was a member of the Orbisonia Lions Club.
During his lifetime, he worked as a logger at the Robert D. Krause sawmill, Smith Brothers’ sawmill and later Krause’s Logging. He loved NASCAR, camping and was an avid PSU fan.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, 565 Ridgley Street, Orbisonia, PA with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Interment will be at Shope Cemetery, Orbisonia, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of the service on Saturday.
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