FULTON, NY – Michael “Spank” Krause, 64, of Pennellville, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, with his family by his side.
He was born in Syracuse, grew up in Memphis and was a graduate of Jordan Elbridge High School in 1971.
He was a carpenter with the Carpenters’ Local #747, Syracuse, until his retirement in 2012.
Mike was a man of many talents, a master craftsman and artist.
His drawings, calligraphy, woodworking and wood burning will be forever cherished by his family.
Mike was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, a wholesome person- a free spirit and will be missed by many.
He enjoyed camping, especially in the Adirondacks but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, listening to music and dancing.
Mike is survived by his daughters, Melissa L. (Eric) Kelly and Michelle R. Krause both of Fulton; his siblings, Ronald S. Krause of Auburn, Larry W. (Dora) Krause of Delray Beach, Fla.. and Jeannie P. Mosher (Robert Gary) of Cayuga; four grandchildren, Kaleb Kelly, Dawson Krause, Keaton Kelly and Charleigh Shaffer; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Stewart W. and Elwanda L. Krause.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, at Brown Funeral Home, with a celebration of Michael’s life to follow at the American Legion Post #418, Phoenix.
Private burial will be held in Pennellville Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 9, at the funeral home, 21 Flood Drive in Fulton.
Contributions in memory of Michael Krause may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.
To leave a message of sympathy for the Krause family, please visit www.brownfuneralhomefulton.com