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James A. Krause

Obituary for James A. Krause

March 15, 1934 - April 30, 2017
Sand Point, Michigan | Age 83


James Arthur "Jim" Krause, age 83 of Sand Point, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon.

He was born in Capac on March 15, 1934, and was the son of Richard and Hilda (Schuneman) Krause. Jim was a 1952 Capac High School graduate and attended Central Michigan University. He served three years with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. On September 7, 1957 he was united in marriage to Virginia M. Vanlerberghe in Allenton, Michigan.

Jim's banking career spanned 38 years, beginning in Minneapolis in 1958. He later moved to western Michigan, then to Frankenmuth State Bank, and retired in 1996 from First of America Bank as Community Bank President – Thumb Area.

Jim enjoyed and was active with many civic organizations and community activities. He enjoyed yard work, crossword puzzles, and his family. He especially loved his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; children, James (Kim) Krause of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Janae (Harvey) Hendricks of Freeland, Jennifer (Richard) Martin of Bay City, and Joel Krause of Sand Point; grandchildren, Jason, Madeline, Grace, and Audrey; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joanne Friedenstab.

The funeral service will be 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Sand Point, with Rev. Chris Suggitt, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Caseville Township Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the church on Thursday beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.