Harold T. Krauss

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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Sandra Kowalk-Thompson
March 17, 2015 at 12:47 pm

My condolences to the Krauss Family. I often sat with Harold at Kiwanis meetings. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to share.

Chrisman Siblings
March 19, 2015 at 8:40 am

Our sincere condolences to the Krauss family. Prayers are with you today.

Carla Johnston
March 19, 2015 at 10:36 am

My condolences to the Krauss family. It was an honor to have known Harold. As a fellow Kiwanis member, he proved to be a giving, caring, dedicated man with a warm smile, a welcoming aura about him and a great sense of humor. Harold was proud of his family and his Spartans! He enjoyed time with friends & helping in the community. God surely blessed us with the gift of knowing Harold.

John Greenslit
March 19, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Krauss family.
HAROLD was a great mentor, friend, colleague and Spartan. Our
paths crossed frequently at MSU, Capitol Club functions, MSAE events,
numerous golf courses.
It is always sad to lose a family member, but knowing that his 91
years left a positive mark on all of us.
With deepest condolences and sympathy,
John and Pat Greenslit
1127 Arlington Drive
Lansing, 48917

March 23, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Janice my sympathies to you and your family. We lost my dad in January at 91 and know that even though he has a long life I still miss my dad.
Diane Peterson Dowding
Everett class of 67

Tom Reel
April 2, 2015 at 10:21 pm

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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