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Karl Krauss Jr.

Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 2:16 p.m. CST

LASALLE — Karl M. Krauss Jr., 65, of LaSalle passed away at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Karl was born Feb. 24, 1948, in Atlantic City, N.J., to Karl M. and Hazel (Breckley) Krauss Sr. He married Kathy Bickett on Sept. 20, 2008, in Princeton.

Karl has been the credit inventory control manager for Flipo Enterprises in LaSalle for the past 10 years. He also worked at Home Depot. Karl was a huge sports fan, especially of the Green Bay Packers, Notre Dame and NASCAR. He was a musician, playing bass guitar and vocals for various bands throughout the years. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his friends.

Karl is survived by his wife, Kathy of LaSalle; three sons, Jerry (Sandy) Krauss of LaSalle, Kyle (Elaine) Krauss of Somers Point, N.J., and Greg Krauss of Peru; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley, with the Rev. Brian Moore officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton, at a later date.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to the family or the donor's choice.

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