James Melvin Krause
James Melvin Krause
December 24, 1938 - June 20, 2019

Jim Krause

James “Jim” Melvin Krause, 80, of Crescent City, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka.

Jim was born in Pontiac, MI and had been a resident of Crescent City for the past 17 years coming from Detroit, MI. He was raised in the Lutheran faith and was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Satsuma where he was Vice President of the Council. He was also a member of Sons of Norway and a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed reading, boating, hotrods and doing New York Times crossword puzzles in ink. He loved his family having put their needs before his own.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Romona Valuet Krause and his parents by marriage, Ole Birger and Leah Kristensen.

Surviving are his wife of 58 ˝ years, Lilly L. Krause of Crescent City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Andrew John Krause and Celeste Krause of Macomb, MI and James B. and Paula Krause of Harrison Township, MI; two daughters and sons-in-law, Heather and Kian Smith of Orlando and Juliana and Ron Linderman, Jr. of Pomona Park; two brothers, John Krause of Port Charlotte and Bob Burdeno of FL; eight grandchildren, Natalie, Jon, Marissa, Christian, Hallie, Nicholas, Hannah and Maggie and two great grandchildren, Emily Grace and Benji.

Calling hours will be Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Masters Funeral Home of Palatka from 3 pm until 5 pm. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2019 at Hope Lutheran Church in Satsuma with Pastor Joyce Gulliford officiating. Interment will follow in the Eden Cemetery in Crescent City.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 132, Satsuma, FL 32189.

Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed on his online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com.

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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