Richard J. Krause Jr.


Richard J. Krause Jr., 74, died Dec. 22, 2007 in Phoenix.

He was very involved with his church, St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, where he was a co-president of the Payson chapter of St. Vincent de Paul.

He was a veteran of the Air Force, where he served as an aeronautical mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Krause; daughters, Ruth Naputi of Chula Vista, Calif., Nancy Williams of Lithia Springs, Ga. and Susan Hernandez of Chula Vista, Calif.; sons, Edward Krause of Phoenix and Frank Krause of North Hollywood, Calif.; as well as nine grandchildren.

His parents, Richard J. Krause Sr. and Mary Martha Baker, preceded him in death.

A vigil and funeral Mass is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.

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