The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


February 14, 2009

Vernon D. Krause

Vernon D. Krause, 64, of Danville passed away at 2:14 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born Dec. 23, 1944, in Elmhurst, the son of Michael and Lorene (Meyer) Krause. He married Theresa Comrie on Sept. 27, 1980 in Huntley. She survives. Vernon is also survived by three sons, Eric S. Krause of Woodstock, Brandon J. (Leslie) Krause of Danville, Brodie W. (Carrie) Krause of Rossville; two daughters, Mary Beth Krause of Cape Corral, Fla., Rebekah N. York of Danville; one brother, William (Karen) Krause of Glendale Heights; four sisters, Marilyn Hayward of Keeneyville, Barbara (Jack) Poss of Montgomery, Judith Jorden of Oakman, Ala., Karla (Harry) Van Cott of Streamwood; eight grandchildren, Bailey and Austin York, Taylor, Karli, and Kyle Krause, Hayden, Lexie, and Lilly Krause; a mother-in-law, Betty Comrie; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters, and his father-in-law: Peter Comrie Sr.

Vernon served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969. After serving his country, he worked as a plumber with Union Local 501 until his retirement. Vernon was a member of American Legion Post #210 in Danville. He loved to cook and watch drag racing. He was a diehard Bears fan! What Vernon loved most of all was spending time with his family and friends.

A celebration of life service for Vernon Krause will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville with Pastor Earl Eells officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Danville National Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial donations be made to either the American Heart Association or Gift of Hope.

Email condolences can be sent to Vernon’s family at:

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