Winnebago R. Dudley Krause, age 82, of Winnebago, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at his home in Winnebago.
A life celebration service was held April 13, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Winnebago. Private family burial was held following the reception. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago assisted the family with the arrangements.
R. Dudley Krause was born Sept. 22, 1929, the son of Raymond "Ray" and Thelma (Cline) Krause in Truman. He attended Truman schools and graduated from Hamlin University in 1951. In 1953 he married Evelyn Cannon and they set up residence in Winnebago, where Dudley was working at First National Bank in Winnebago. Dudley worked throughout his career in the bank, serving in leadership roles and becoming President in family ownership. Dudley has been committed to his community, devoting hours of leadership and volunteerism. He has been an active member at First Baptist Church and served on the board of American Baptist Homes of the Midwest for 34 years.
Dudley is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of Winnebago; children, Steven (Becky) Krause, David (Ann) Krause, and Lyndon (Lana) Krause, all of Winnebago; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Pat Jones and Alice Jordahl; and granddaughter, Olivia Gail Krause.
Memorials will be given to local Winnebago organizations in support of the community he loved.