Ernest L. ‘Henny’ Krause
September 22, 2018
Ernest L. ‘Henny’ Krause, 93, of Dad Burnham’s Road, Schuylkill Haven, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 22, at Rosewood Nursing Center. Born in Summit Station in April 1925, he was a son of the late Milton and Minnie Peiffer Krause. In addition to his parents, Henny was predeceased by his brother Leo, sisters Helen Moyer and Joyce Dowling, and granddaughter Jacqueline Butler.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years Fern Schwartz Krause, now of Schoolyard Square, Pine Grove, daughter Sandy (Keith) Thomas of Rock, sons Ronald (Bonnie) of Rock and Donald of Pine Grove, granddaughter Jennifer (Josh) Drey and great-grandson Axel Drey of Rock. He is also survived by brothers Gifford of Myerstown, and Sterling of Birdsboro, and sisters Verna Hunt of Ambler, and Lorraine Siemons of Enola, nieces and nephews.
Henny served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, being honorably discharged in 1946 as an Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class. He spent some years working in the coal mines, and retired as a machine operator from the Exxon Mobil film plant.
He was a member of Hetzel’s U.C.C. Church, a life member of the Rock Fish & Game Club and the Friedensburg Fish & Game Club, American Legion Post #374, and the Amvets. An avid hunter and fisherman, Henny made numerous hunting trips out west and fishing trips to Canada in his earlier days. His home was filled with hunting trophies.
A funeral service, including interment at the church cemetery, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 6 at Hetzel’s Church, 261 Hetzel’s Church Road, Pine Grove, with the Rev. Dr. Jill Bierwirth presiding. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hetzel’s U.C.C. Church, 261 Hetzel’s Church Road, Pine Grove, PA 17963, or to the Greater Berks Food Bank, 117 Morgan Drive, Reading, PA 19608. H.L. Snyder Funeral Home, Pine Grove, is in charge of the arrangements. You may send condolences to the family online at our website www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com
Hetzel's U.C.C. Church
261 Hetzel's Church Road, Pine Grove PA 17963
Greater Berks Food Bank
117 Morgan Dr., Reading PA 19608