Lehman Delmar "Lee" Krause, 92, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 7:25 A.M. February 28, 2018 at his residence. He was born September, 9, 1925 in East Saint Louis, Illinois to the late John Henry and Mary Ethel (Reed) Krause. Lee married June E. (Schafer) Krause on July 3, 1965 in Gerald, Missouri. They were blessed with nearly 53 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, Lee is survived by his daughter, Mary Jane Krause of Mount Vernon, Illinois; brother-in-law, Wayne Schafer and wife, Mary of Sullivan, Missouri; sister-in-law, Betty Schafer of Sullivan, Missouri; nieces, Lisa Hampton of House Springs, Missouri, Laura Knotts of Pacific, Missouri, and Sheila Schafer of Sullivan, Missouri; and several cousins.
Lee retired as the Jefferson County Circuit Judge after 12 years. He was a member of Logan Street Baptist Church. He was a Deacon and held several other office positions. Lee was also a member of the Eastern Star, Masonic Lodge AF and AM #31, York Rite, Knights Templer, AD Webb Chapter #60, and Patton Commandery. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Lee was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation: Friday, March 2, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Funeral Service: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Hughey Funeral Home with Brother Alan Smith officiating. Entombment: Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Memorials: Logan Street Baptist Church Building Fund.