January 30, 1937 ~ January 20, 2012
Dr. William D. 'Bill' Krause, 74, passed away January 20, 2012. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Judith 'Judy' Krause; children, Dr. David (Cathy) Krause, Pueblo, Carolyn (Tim) Cady, Encinitas, Calif., Kenneth (Abigail) Krause, Centennial, Colo., Richard (Bridget) Krause, Meeker, Colo.; grandchildren, Laura, Michael, Carly, Jenna, Rachel, and Spencer; twin sister, Catherine Anderson, Pueblo; and brother, Arthur (Barbara) Krause, Pittsburgh, Penn. Bill was born to Frank and Thelma Krause on January 30, 1937, and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. He attended Thatcher Grade School and graduated from Centennial High School in 1955. At age eleven, Bill began his first working job as a paperboy for the Pueblo Chieftain and Star Journal. He used the money he earned to start raising, butchering and distributing meat from rabbits. During his high school days, Bill worked at the cafeteria at the Colorado State Hospital, while spending a lot of time with both Drs. A. N. and 'Butch' Carroll. After graduation, he started working in the wire mill at the CF&I. Later Bill attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, receiving a Doctor of Veterinary Degree. While attending CSU, Bill met Judy Wheeler. They were married on June 24, 1961. He served two years in the U S Army and six years in the Reserves, serving in the Army Veterinary Corps. He started his veterinary career with Carroll Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Krause eventually purchased half of the veterinary practice and later purchased the remainder of the business and changed the name to Pueblo Small Animal Clinic. He retired from veterinary medicine in 1994. He also enjoyed the time he spent at his Beulah home and in his wood shop. His woodworking legacy will live on in the furniture he made for First Presbyterian Church, YMCA, Whisker Ball and numerous other charitable organizations. He was a civic leader throughout his life and active with Rotary Club #43, South Central Veterinary Medical Association, Colorado State University Alumni Association and Pueblo Symphony, just to name a few. A few of the many honors he received throughout his life include1995 Veterinarian of the Year and 2006 Whisker Ball Tribute for service to the Pueblo Community Animal Shelter.
For the wonderful care given to Bill, a special thank you to Dr. James Stjernholm, caregivers, Grant, Laticia, Sue and Roxie, Interim Healthcare, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and his service dog, Fritz.
There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Reverend Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. His final resting place will be at the Beulah Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Animal Services or the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com