Duane Edward Krauss

Duane Edward Krauss, 92, Clever, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Ozark Methodist Manor, Marionville. Krauss was born Aug. 11, 1927, to Albert and Liola (Van Meter) Krauss in Gypsum, Kan.Krauss grew up on the family farm. His dad advised him to learn a skill other than farming, Krauss listened and trained as an electrician while he was in his teens. While still in his youth he learned to love and servehis God, which he continued the rest of his life. At the age of 19, he was called into the WWII Army service where he contracted severe Rheumatic Fever, which resulted in an honorable discharge. He then returned to the farm and was called into ministry and served many years in Kansas, Arkansas, and Missouri as long as his health allowed him. He returned to Kansas, due to his health. After a few years, he came to help friends with electrical work in Clever. Those friends, James and Emogene, would become his future sister-in-law and brother-in-law. During those months he found and came to love Virgie, as she loved him. Together they shared a very special love for the rest of his life. For 34 years, Duane and Virgie lived in Marionville, where he worked with many people as an extraordinary skilled electrician. In 2018, they moved to Clever to be close to Virgie’sfamily (returning to the farm that started their life together).Krauss is preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Marvel Krauss, Dorothy and husband Harold Olsen, father-in-law; Ralph Filbeck, brothers-in-law: Marshall Griffee, Cecil Olsen, James Schupbach and Jerry Filback.Krauss is survived by his wife Virgie (Filbeck) Krauss, sisters: Alberta Griffee, Edith Olsen and Donieta (Roland) Craig and his sister’s children: Glen, Joyce, Kathy, Helen, Dwight, and Daniel and other nieces, nephews. He is also survived by the family who became his in Missouri, sister-in-law Emogene Schupbach and children, Jim, Anna Marie, Danny, Dale and brother-in-law Russell Filback. Visitation will be held Friday, July 31, 2020 from 1-2 p.m. in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with services following at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Marionville IOOF Cemetery, Marionville.


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