DAVID VINCENT KRAUSE
David Vincent Krause, age 58, passed away on April 2, 2013 after a valiant three-year fight against colon cancer.
David was born in Kansas City to Benton L. and Loretta M. Byrne. He grew up in Raytown with his older sisters Janet, Nancy and younger sister, Susan. He graduated from Raytown South High School in 1973 and then attended UMKC receiving a BS Degree in Education in 1978. He taught and coached in Bronaugh for one year, returning to Raytown where he taught and coached. He was fondly known as “Coach K”. He received a Master’s Degree from CMSU in Athletic Training. In 1983 he married the love of his life Regina Schott and was very happily married for 30 years. After leaving teaching David became a Paramedic and worked for the City of Raytown for many years and worked for Northland Advance Paramedical Services. David spent the last seventeen years working for Heartland Hematology Oncology as their Clinical Coordinator, mentor and friend.
David and Regina have two children; son, Ian and daughter, Brynne. David supported his children in all of their endeavors. He enjoyed being a Lee’s Summit High School Music Parent for both of them and a proud supporter of Tiger Athletics.
David encouraged and supported his wife Regina in her involvement with The Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Colonist.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents.
David is survived by his wife, Regina, son, Ian and daughter, Brynne of the home; sister Janet and brother-in-law Terry Smith, nephews, Ron and Tom Smith and great niece Hailey of North Carolina, sister, Nancy Tucker of Lee’s Summit, nephew, Jason and wife Christina Tucker, great nieces; Allison, Rebecca and Suzanne; great nephew, Levi of Rolla, MO, sister, Susan Krause and partner Alex Kahn of Maryland, in-laws, Gerald and Jeanie Schott of Lee’s Summit, sister-in-law Renita and brother-in-law John Higgins of Independence.
Cremation with burial will be at a later date in Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be sent to North Kansas City Hospice.
A Celebration of life will be held Sunday, April 7, 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third St, Lee’s Summit, MO, 64063, 816-524-3700.)