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Harry L. Krouse

July 18, 1927 - February 24, 2010

Harry L. Krouse, 82 of Springfield passed away at 11:00PM, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Auburn Nursing and Rehab Center in Auburn.

He was born July 18, 1927 in Springfield, the son of Joseph and Evelyn Spence Krouse. He married Vera M. Norman on June 17, 1945 in Pawnee, she preceded him in death.

Also preceding him in death are his parents, four brothers, Paul Krouse of Columbus, OH, Fred Krouse, Joseph Krouse and Robert Krouse all of Springfield.

He is survived by a son Dale (Neila) Krouse of Athens; a daughter Cheryl (John) Warren of Springfield; 3 grandchildren, Jeanette (Companion: Terry Thresher) of Waverly, David (Traci) Krouse of Greenwood, IN and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Krouse of Bossier City, LA; 3 step grandchildren, Bobby (Stephanie) Tucker of Springfield, 1st Lt. Brent (Heather) Warren of Princeton, NC and Jessica (Cory) Robinson of Chatham; 5 great grandchildren Jesse, Austin, Jacob, Hannah and Katie; 6 step- great grandchildren, Michael, Nathan, Alexandra, Bryce, Ian and Sean and several nieces and nephews.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church; Central Lodge #71 AF&AM where he served as Past Master; Past Masters School of Instruction; Ansar Shrine AAONMS serving in the Drum and Bugle Corp and Hospital Unit; Capitol City Shrine Club; Lodge Council Chapter Consistory; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; Flower City Chapter #152 OES where he served as Worthy Patron; AARP and Carpenters Local 16. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He loved to fish, visit Hawaii and spend time with family and friends. He retired as a self-employed contractor.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home with an Eastern Star service at 4pm, Military honors by Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail at 4:15 pm and a Masonic Service at 6:45pm. The body will lie in state from 9:30am till time of service at 10am Monday, March 1, 2010 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Vince Rohn officiating. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Shriner Children’s Hospital or American Cancer Society

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