Harold, of  Lansing, Michigan, passed away at the age of 91 on Monday, March 16, 2015.  He was born January 31, 1924 to Harold H. and Helen G. (Karkau) Krauss. He graduated from Lansing Central High School in 1942 and was discharged from the Army 1946. He graduated from Michigan State in 1949 and stayed an avid fan and supporter.

He met Joyce D. Carr of Flint, MI, while at Michigan State and they were married August 28, 1948.

He began his working career following graduation in 1949 for the State of Michigan Auditor General. He then accepted a position with Vandervort Hardware and Sporting Goods as a controller and work there for 7 years. He worked 2 years for Lansing Stamping before being asked to join the Telephone Association where he worked for 29 years, retiring in 1992.

He was a lifelong member of Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lansing, a member of the Kiwanis Club for over 55 years, and a longtime member of the Capital Club of which he was a past president.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Joyce. Surviving are children Janice (Lawrence) Bolton of Battle Creek, Steven (Paula) Krauss of Mason, Julie (Paul) Krause of CO, Jennifer Schmitt of AZ; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Munzing and Marjorie (Richard) Bey; many nieces and nephews and their families; and loving companion Arlene Rice.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lansing. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service time on Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to his church.

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    Tom Reel Says:

    I first met Harold when he was the president of the Telephone Association. His office was directly across from mine (Traffic Safety Association) in the former Walter Neller Building, so I saw Harold almost every day for a number of years and we became very good friends. We frequently had a cup of coffee or lunch together during the work week. He was my sponsor for the Lansing Kiwanis Club and the Capitol Club. We also had many good times together with Harold and Joyce at various Capitol Club events, especially every year at Grand Hotel. I was proud to have known Harold and I will truly miss him.

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