Charles F. Krause
Retired: 30 June 1974
Died: 23 December 2009
Charles Krause Obituary:
Charles Frederick Krause, 73, of Champaign, passed away on the afternoon of Dec. 23, 2009, at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 29, with viewing at 10 a.m. and service to follow at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 509 S. Mattis Ave., Champaign.
Charles was born on April 14, 1936, at Marseilles, Ill. He is survived by his wife, Caroline; mother Lily; sons Steve, Fred, and Paul; daughter Angela; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph, and stepmother, Cleo Krause.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Major in 1974 and retired from Civil Service in 1996. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was active in the Sons of the American Revolution, serving as Registrar.
Children: Steven, Angela, Fredrick, Paul
Grandchildren: Charles, Danielle, Andrew, Tyler, Steven, Adam
Jobs / Assignments
1961 Lackland AFB, TX Officer Candidate School
1961-62 Harlingen AFB, TX Undergraduate Navigator Training
1962-63 Mather AFB, CA Navigator/Bombadier Training
1963 Stead AFB, NV Aircrew Survival Training
1963-64 Dyess AFB, TX Navigator, C-130D and C130E
1964-65 Eglin AFB, FL C-130E Tactics Test Navigator
1965-66 Ching Chuan Kang AB Taiwan Navigator (386 combat sorties RVN)
1967 Shaw AFB, SC RN-1 First class of Navs to replace PSOs in RF4C
1967-69 RAF Alconberry, England Squadron Navigator IWSO
1969-74 Shaw AFB, SC IWSO, RAS Instructor; Instructional Systems Development Team (IWSO)
30 Jun 1974 Retired Extended Active Duty, Major
1974-75 Champaign, IL University of Illinois (School of Mechanical Engineering)
1975-92 Chanute AFB, IL Instructor, Instructor Supervisor , Training Specialist, Chief- Training Development Branch-Maint Mgt Tng Flt
1992-96 Sheppard AFB, TX Chief-Training Develop Branch-Maint Mgt Tng FLt
14 Apr 1996 Retired, DAF GS-12
1996-Present Champaign, IL Researching our Geneology (members of DAR & SAR)
June 1978 Bachelor of Science (Occupational Education), Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
1978-80 27 hours toward Master of Science (Technology Education), Eastern Illinois University
Chuck Remembers . . . I was scheduled to be “ minnie caller ” in the early AM for the First Class. The night before I was scheduled, I came down with a case of the “ Bankok two step ” that continued all night. The next morning, I couldn ’ t get more than two steps from the commode, much less call the minutes for the First Class. “ Cooperate to Graduate ” took over and classmate Lewis stepped in and ran the gauntlet (bless his heart). I remember sitting on the throne, listening to all hell breaking loose downstairs and blessing OC Lewis for stepping into the breech. Thank you again. You are a true officer and gentleman, OC Lewis.