STANFIELD Donald A. Don Krause, 61, of Stanfield died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at his home. A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Crossroads Community Church (formerly Stanfield Assembly of God) in Stanfield. A private family burial with military honors will be held at the Hermiston Cemetery.
Mr. Krause was born Oct. 5, 1949, in Pendleton to Karl and Adacarol Corliss Krause. He was raised and attended schools in Stanfield, graduating from Stanfield High School in 1967. He attended Oregon State University for one year before joining the Navy, where he served and played trumpet in the band until his honorable discharge in 1975.
He lived in Pendleton and worked as a repairman for the phone company for a short time before joining the Army in 1975; he served until his honorable discharge in 1977. He moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., where he worked as a civilian contractor in equipment repair for the Air Force until 2003. He then returned to Stanfield, where he has lived since.
Mr. Krause is survived by is mother, Carol Krause of Stanfield; sons Jason and Jeremy Krause, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one granddaughter; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Karl Krause, in 2004.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements. Sign the condolence book at www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.