Arnold F. Krause Jr.


Arnold F. Krause Jr., 84, a resident of Columbus, Indiana, passed from this life at 3:39 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2024, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly fifty years, Marcia A. (Orr) Krause.

Arnie was born in Akron, Ohio, November 2, 1939, and raised by Thala and Alexander Krause.

Arnie graduated from the University of Akron, Ohio with a degree in Industrial Management and he served in the United States Air Force from 1960-1966. He worked for Pontiac Motor Division in Cleveland, Ohio, Jacksonville, Florida and Charlotte North Carolina, retiring after 20 years of service.

He was then hired at Toyota Motor Sales in California and later Toyota Material Handling, USA in Columbus, Indiana, retiring after 14 years of service.

Our deepest appreciation and heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Traditions of Columbus for their outstanding care and support of Arnie. You touched Arnie’s life so thoughtfully.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place with no services planned. Arnie will lay at rest with Marcia at Rose Hill Burial Park in Fairlawn, Ohio.

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