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

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  1. I just learned of Bill’s death when I opened my most recent issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Association.

    Bill gave me a volunteer position as a veterinary assistant for three summer prior to veterinary school. He also provided me with a recommendation that I be accepted to CSU. I was accepted on my first application and graduated with my DVM in 1984. I was older than your average vet. school applicant, but Bill was willing to give me the opportunity and we developed a great working relationship. At that time he had two other new DVM’s in the practice Ken and Robin who also shared their knowledge and skills with me. The skills and knowledge that I acquired from working with the three of them gave me a great advantage, while in school, as I could see how what I was learning would apply to practice. I am so sorry to learn of his passing he was a wonderful person, veterinarian and mentor.

    Sincerely, Elizabeth Farrar, DVM, DACVIM

  2. I just learned of Bill’s death when I opened my most recent issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Association.

    Bill gave me a volunteer position as a veterinary assistant for three summer prior to veterinary school. He also provided me with a recommendation that I be accepted to CSU. I was accepted on my first application and graduated with my DVM in 1984. I was older than your average vet. school applicant, but Bill was willing to give me the opportunity and we developed a great working relationship. At that time he had two other new DVM’s in the practice Ken and Robin who also shared their knowledge and skills with me. The skills and knowledge that I acquired from working with the three of them gave me a great advantage, while in school, as I could see how what I was learning would apply to practice. I am so sorry to learn of his passing he was a wonderful person, veterinarian and mentor.

    Sincerely, Elizabeth Farrar, DVM, DACVIM

  3. I am so sorry for you loss. My you find comfort in the memories you have with him. We will keep you in our prayers.
    April Blatnick-Jones and Danny Jones

  4. Dear Judy and family; Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Bill was the a kind and gentle soul and his love for animals truly showed; he took wonderful care of my pets for years. May God bless you all.

  5. Sending you and your family love from Connecticut. Bill was an amazing man. I still remember him from when I was a child. Our loss and heaven’s gain.

  6. Judy,
    I wish I was near and could give you a hug. Carrie was reading your Christmas letter only a couple of days ago.
    Much love,
    Diane

  7. Judy,Rich,Ken and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your husband and father. I will always remember how I enjoyed visiting with him. He was a person that made you feel welcome. These are times that I still wished I lived in Pueblo so I could personally be there to see all of you.

    Coach Brockman

  8. To the Family of Dr. Krause:

    My sympathy goes out to you for the loss of your husband, father, brother. He was a wonderful, caring, tender doctor and my big bulldog only wanted him to treat her. She loved him. (years ago).
    Cathy: I’m sorry you have lost your brother. I remember how close you were. I haven’t seen you for a long, long time, but I remember you.
    Sincerely, Redell (Gray) Reed

  9. Judy and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. The
    memorial service was such a beautiful
    tribute to a special man. He touched
    many lives and has left a great legacy.
    May your memories sustain you as you
    mourn your loss.
    Love and prayers, Mary & Don Creager

  10. Dearest Judy, David, Carolyn, Ken, Rich,and Families,
    Even though we have been in touch we want you to know how very sorry we are for your loss. Jeff, Mark and Kevin also send their love and special memories of Dr. Krause’s gift of the table and chairs for Jordan and for all the comforting calls when they needed advice on the health of their dogs. With it not being possible for us to be with you today we want you to know we love you and are keeping you all in our prayers that God will give you the strength and comfort needed at this sad time.
    Much love and blessings,
    Helen and Gord

  11. Bill Thank you for the job when I first moved to town with Mark. I learned about myself and my goals. Be at peace

  12. Dear Mrs. Krause and family members: Our sincerest sympathies to you. We will long remember and always appreciate the passionate
    care that Bill gave to our family pet. Bill and Leona Hrutky

  13. Dave and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting him, I do know that he was so well known and loved in our community. My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family.
    God Bless,
    Marian

  14. Judy and Family: We are so saddened at the news of Bill’s passing. He was a kind and gentle friend for many years. He will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched. God bless you all. You have many wonderful memories to enjoy, as do we. All the kids send their love.

  15. My deepest sympathies. Dr Krause was a very caring and loving man. He took great care of all my animals with a loving personal touch. Such an angel of all living things.

  16. Judy, David and the rest of the family, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of this wonderful man. He was the veterinarian for three generations of my pets after I arrived in Pueblo in 1970, and even checked on them after retiring as he was my landlord for many years. I have missed and will miss this wonderful, kind man.

  17. Judy and family, I want to let you know how sad I am to hear of Bill’s passing. I know you all must have wonderful memories of such a kind and gentle man. I know I do. I will always remember Bill as the smiling, considerate, caring veterinarian I met when I first moved to Pueblo. My heart goes out to you as you grieve your loss. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.

  18. All of the Beatties are in tears, and we send our love to All of Bill’s family and a special hug to Judy.

    Bill has a special place in our hearts and memories. God has him assigned to work with another great woodworker- Joseph.

  19. Mrs. Krause, Carolyn and family,
    Jeff and I would like to send our condolences to you on the loss of your husband and dad Dr. Krause. I remember him from high school and always knew him to be kind and caring of both us kids and to the animals that always seems to show up at his home.

  20. The world is a poorer place without Bill here, but he is in a better place. He was a kind and gentle man. You, his family, are feeling his loss , but take comfort in knowing so many many others share that sense of loss with you all. Rest in peace, good friend.
    Jim & Patsy

  21. The world is a poorer place without Bill here, but he is in a better place. He was a kind and gentle man. You, his family, are feeling his loss , but take comfort in knowing so many many others share that sense of loss with you all. Rest in peace, good friend.
    Jim & Patsy

  22. So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. He touched so many lives with his kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with you Judy. God Bless.

    Yvonne Henderson

  23. We would like to express our sincere condolences to Dr. Krause’s family. Dr. Krause was our first veterinarian when we moved to Pueblo in 1984. He provided excellent care for our pets and made everyone feel like their pet was unique in a wonderful way!

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