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Jerry Krause
Gerald Allyn Krause, of Omaha, passed peacefully Sunday, May 14, 2017. Born in Lincoln December 30, 1928 and raised in Hartington, NE by Allyn and Lillian Krause, he was very active in sports and graduated from Wayne State College with a degree in history. Jerry met LaNita Woods at a fireman's ball in Wayne, 1948 and they were married December 9, 1951. They celebrated their 65th anniversary in 2016. He worked many odd jobs as a young man, including work as an electrician for Anderson Electric Company, then worked for the Omaha post office for ten years. His longest career was working 24 years for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Jerry served in the Army during the Korean War. He was active in the Boy Scouts, earning his Eagle and Order of the Arrow, then as Scoutmaster earned the Silver Beaver award. An avid golfer and Nebraska football fan, he and LaNita were season ticket holders for over 30 years. Jerry and LaNita are charter members of FaithWestwood United Methodist Church.

Jerry is survived by his wife LaNita, sister June (Richard) Lindemann of Broomfield, CO, three children Lori (Eriks) Pencis of Aurora, CO, Steve (Linda) of Placentia, CA, and Al (Erin) of Lincoln, NE, 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and will be missed by many other family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to: American Legion-Millard Post; Disabled American Veterans, Boy Scouts of America.