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Henry Krause, 89, of Racine, affectionately known as “Hank” or “Coach” died peacefully on Monday at Lakeshore at Siena. He was born in Milwaukee, WI, December 10, 1929, son of the late Julius and Martha (Nee:Steffan) Krause.
Henry retired from Racine Unified School District after 20 years of employment as a custodian. He was a former member of St. Rose Catholic Church. He was a sports enthusiast both as a player and fan. He rooted for the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. He enjoyed playing city league softball into his 70’s, playing volleyball, and had won numerous tournaments in racquetball. Hank will also be remembered behind the plate umpiring city league softball and refereeing city league volleyball. He will be dearly missed to those who knew him especially the Coe family whom he served as their personal Uber driver for 3 generations.
Surviving are his family-The Coes; Jim (Chris), John, Jerry (Cindy), Jeff, Jay (Laura), Joe, Justin, Janet (Al) Gustin, Joyce (Russ) Gustin, Jason (Holly), Jackie (Jeff) Steinhoff, Joann (Mark) Harris and their children whom affectionately referred to him as Grandpa Hank. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 8 siblings; Clifford and Lillie Coe, and Julian Coe.
Visitation will be held at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main St., on Monday from 5- 7 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. with Reverend Richard Molter officiating.
Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.