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William C. "Bill" Krouse, age 81, of Lambertville, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at his residence. He was born on August 2, 1932, in Toledo, Ohio to Charles and Ruth Anna (Weber) Krouse. A graduate of Scott High School, he served proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1949 to 1953. Bill was appointed to the Toledo Fire Department in 1963, and retired in 1989 after serving at Station #10. Bill loved traveling and having a bowl of ice cream. He was active in Shelton Park Church of God and served in a Pastoral Care ministry there. In his retirement, he was a courier for ProMedica. He also recently completed an Honor Flight to Washington DC in April as a proud veteran.

Bill is survived by his wife, Juanita; son, Chuck (Julie) Krouse; grandson, Steven; brother-in-law, Bill Rich of Perrysburg, and sister-in-law, Delores Sanders of Canton, OH. He is also survived, by marriage, his step children, Bill (Diane) DePew, Lenny (Cathy) DePew, Lisa (Larry) McLaughlin; 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Jean in 2001, as well as his brother, Harley Krouse; sister, Ruthie Mullins.

With thanksgiving, the family of William C. Krouse invites you to a celebration of Bill's life on Friday, November 22, 2013, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Shelton Park Church of God, 8702 Douglas Rd., Temperance, Michigan, with a Last Alarm Service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Shelton Park Church of God. Interment will be held at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial be made to the church. Arrangements by the Walker Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at


"Meet us at the gate, it won't be long."
Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 22, 2013
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