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Arthur J Krause, Sr.

June 24, 1941 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Arthur Krause, Sr. Obituary

Arthur John Krause, Sr, 82, of Forked River, was called to the gates of heaven on December 27th 2023.

Arthur was born in Jersey City in 1941 to Otto and Elizabeth Krause. Arthur was dearly close to his parents, he absolutely adored his mother. He attended Dickinson High School in Jersey City before joining the U.S. Navy in 1957. This influenced the rest of Arthur's life, as he went on to be The Chief of the Department of Defense Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne. 

Arthur met the love of his life, Margaret, Peggy, at the Bayonne Pool. When Arthur got deployed, Peggy wrote him a letter, when he returned the two were inseparable, marrying in 1962 with a happily ever after, being married for 60 years. In 1967, they welcomed their bundle of joy Arthur J. Krause, Jr. 

Though he loved watching baseball, going for rides and sitting out back by the lagoon, Arthur's favorite role was that as a grandparent. He treasured his time with his grandson Damian and loved being his "Pop", never failing to make breakfast waffles growing up, visiting The Wild West City or making sure he knew how much he loved him.

Arthur had a soft spot for his lovebug, Roxy, his beloved dog that passed away in 2015, the family is certain the two are together in heaven.

Arthur was passionate about his job,in the U.S. Navy and serving the community as an Officer meant the world to him. He served in the Navy for 10 years and then with the department for 25 years. 

Arthur was an active member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church, devoting his time and energy to his favorite, Saint Jude.

Everyone who knew Arthur knew how much he loved the Yankees, the Giants and the beach, as long as he had Peggy by his side, he was happy.

Arthur will always be remembered for his humor and the way that they made everyone laugh when he was around. We'll always imagine hearing them say "you know how much I love you" one more time. We couldn't have asked for a better husband, father, grandparent, Chief and friend. We will miss Arthur every day. His memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved him.

Arthur was predeceased by his beloved son Arthur J. Krause, Jr. and is survived by the love of his life, Margaret, Peggy, Krause, his grandson and wife Damian and Lauren Krause, his sister in law Patricia Hilken, his Nephew and Wife Vincent and Kelly Hilken and great nephews, Vinny, Justin and Zachary and his niece Mary Fusciello.

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Memorial Mass
January 12, 2024

9:30 AM
Church of Saint Pius X
300 West Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731

Military Honors
January 12, 2024

11:30 AM
Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
350 Province Line Road
North Hanover Township, NJ 08501


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/


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