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.