OTTAWA — Arnold Dean Krouse, 86, of Ottawa died 4:50 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2013 at The Meadows at Putnam Acres, Ottawa surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 25, 1927 in Kalida to the late William Arnold and Mary Datha (Lisk) Krouse. On April 15, 1950, he married Mary Anna Beckman, who died July 23, 2009.
Survivors include his children: Kathy Brinkman of Ottawa, Tim (Rose) Krouse of Hide-A-Way Hills, Rebecca Krouse of Columbus, Greg Krouse of Springfield, Carol (Mike) Weis of Bloomington, IL, DeAnne (Cheryl Doty) Krouse of Columbus, Ruthie (Jim) Hemrick of Ottawa, and Bill (Cheri) Krouse of Ottawa; 29 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter: Marguerite Marie Krouse; a son: John Krouse; a brother: Kenny (Libby) Krouse; and 2 infant brothers.
Arnold was a retired Engineering Technician for GT Philips, Ottawa. He was a WWII Navy Veteran aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga along with his brother Kenny. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa where he took Lay Ministry Classes and an Eucharistic Minister, Ottawa American Legion Post #63 where he was past Commander, Leipsic Fishing and Hunting Association, Boy Scout Troop 224 Assistant, and a volunteer for Ottawa Fire Department, St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, and Putnam County Library Book Mobile. He graduated from Ottawa High School in 1945 and attended Bowling Green State University where he was a member of the A.T.O. Fraternity. He was former President of Sts. Peter and Paul's School Council, attended Honor Flight 2011 with his son Bill, and was an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter, and camper.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 25, 2013 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa with Fr. Matt Jozefiak officiating with military rites by Ottawa VFW and American Legion. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the church. Burial will be at a later date in the church cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa. Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Special thank you for the blessed staff that cared for dad at The Meadows at Putnam Acres and Putnam County Hospice. Memorial donations may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and School, Putnam County Home Health and Hospice, or Flag City Honor Flight of Findlay.