John E. Krause

John E. Krause, 64, a former Ocean Shores resident, died on February 20, 2014, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle after a battle with cancer.

John was born on December 6, 1949, in Portland, Oregon to August and Lois Krause. He graduated from Benson High School in 1968, and Oregon State University in 1973. He married his high school sweetheart, Susan “Sue” Peck in 1970.

He retired after a 30 year electrical engineering career. For the past 10 years he served as a general contractor. Most recently he was the electrical engineer for Harbor Paper when it reopened in 2012.

John is survived by his wife, Sue Krause of the family home in Ocean Shores; his mother, Lois Krause of Bend, Oregon; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Stephanie Krause of Bend, Oregon; his daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Brian Buck of Anchorage, Alaska; his grandchildren, Elijah and Caleb Krause of Bend, Oregon; his grandchildren, Aubrey, Malakai and Zoe Buck of Anchorage, Alaska; his sister, Kathy Lemming of Bend, Oregon and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Hanson.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Faith Community Church in Ocean Shores with Pastor Jim Shiner officiating.

His family wrote “John loved the Lord and his family, and loved to serve the people around him. His legacy of service will be remembered”.

Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 - 5th Street in Hoquiam.

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