Rudolph Edward Krause


Born: February 5, 1899 in Westlake, Louisiana
Died: July 20, 1985 in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Buried: July 21, 1985 in Graceland Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Father: Rudolph Krause
Mother: Della Alma Sherard
First Wife: Della Goos Bel
Married: April 15, 1925 in First Methodist Episcopal Church, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Ended May 17, 1975  in Lake Charles, Louisiana (death of wife)
Children: Della Bel "Dudie" Krause
  Katherine Bel Krause
Second Wife: Lucille Beardsley
Married: Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles American Press, Sunday, July 21, 1985, p. 4:

Rudolph Krause services today

        Funeral services for Rudolph Edward Krause, 86, of 239 Shell Beach Drive will be at 2 p.m. today, July 21, in Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.
        The Rev. Hollis R. Williams Jr. assisted by the Rev. Dr. Ernest F. Bel and the Rev. Robert John Dodwell will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery under direction of Hixson Funeral Home.
        Mr. Krause died Saturday in his residence.
        He served in the Student Army Training Corps at Tulane University where he received a B.S. degree in 1920. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps from June 9, 1942, to Dec. 19, 1943, during World War II.
        He was a landman and forester for Krause and Managan Lumber Co. from 1923-1935 then was president and manager of Krause-Foster Finance Co. until 1943. He was landman and general manager, Quatre Parish Co. and Bel Estate from 1944 until retirement in 1954.
        Mr. Krause served as a member and treasurer of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District from 1961-1964 and was a past-president of the Lake Charles YMCA and trustee of the Lake Charles Public Library from 1945-1968.
        A 32nd degree Mason, he was a Master Mason of Lake Charles Lodge 165 F&AM and a member of the Lake Charles Consistory of Scottish Rite Masons.
        He was the member with the greatest longevity of the Lake Charles Rotary Club, having been a member since 1924. He served as president in 1925-1926.
        Mr. Krause was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at Tulane and affiliated with chapters at Cornell University and the University of Washington during post-graduate study in forestry. He served as president, secretary and honorary secretary of the Lake Charles Alumni Chapter. he was a member of the Louisiana and American Forestry associations.
        Mr. Krause was first king of the Krewe of Contraband in 1964 and was a member of the Lake Charles Country Club and Pioneer Club.
        Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lucille Beardsley Krause; two daughters, Mrs. Della K. Thielen and Katherine K. Blake, all of Lake Charles; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Partridge of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Alma Foster of Shreveport, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.