Lynwood Curtis Krause

  • Born: January 6, 1934
  • Died: February 20, 2019
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lynwood Curtis Krause was born January 6, 1934 and passed away February 20, 2019 at the age of 85. He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert Emil Krause and Elfriede Sophie Melchior Krause, sisters Wilby Lee Krause Kidd (Robert) and Arlyn Jean Krause Merrill (Dan).

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 ½ years Kay, three children Brett (Teresa), Kimberly, and Daryl (Trisha), five grandchildren Stephanie (Greg), Ryan, Kyle, Kaitlyn, and Conner, four great-grandchildren Noah, Kaylee, Reagan, and Samantha and many nieces and nephews.

Lyn was a native Austinite, born and grew up in Hyde Park. He continued to enjoy his childhood home in Hyde Park until the time of his death. Lyn graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1951.
Lyn was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church and helped construct the sanctuary on Woodrow Ave. Following graduation from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in electrical engineering, he entered the US Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant and stationed at Davis-Monthan 43rd AREFS (SAC) base in Tucson, AZ. He was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1967.

Lyn worked at the Balcones Research Center and traveled the world following the lunar eclipse which included time at the McDonald Observatory on Mt. Locke. As a Professional Engineer, he proudly worked for 30 years at Tracor, Inc. in the Instruments Division.

Lyn and Kay were active amateur radio operators. Lyn had a license for almost 60 years (K5WFB). They always enjoyed spending time in West Texas especially fond of Ft. Davis, Alpine and Marfa. Lyn started the Central Texas Weathernet when Dave Owens was MIC of the National Weather Service Office in Austin, TX.

Lyn was an avid UT sports fan and in later years especially enjoyed tailgating and baseball games with his sons. He was very handy and enjoyed working with anything mechanical. Lyn always enjoyed spending time with family and attended Krause reunions for 72 years. He never missed his nightly Dr. Pepper, Blue Bell ice cream and popcorn.

Lyn was a good provider and a caring and supportive husband for his loving wife Kay. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends for the time spent reminiscing, having a beer, telling stories and enjoying his favorite pear pie.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Monday, February 25, 2019 at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel. Burial will follow at Austin Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Christopher House or a charity of your choice in memory of Lyn.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Daryl, I'm so sorry to learn about the passing of your Dad. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Janet Stanish-Knue - Austin, TX   February 28, 2019

Uncle Lynwood was a wonderful example for all of us for the way he lived his life, the way he loved for his family and the way he cared for his parents always. Our prayers and deepest sympathy are for Kay and the family at this time. He will always have a special place in our hearts

Posted by Roger & Joyce Kidd    February 25, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family.Now may the lord of peace himself give you peace constantly in every way. May the our Heavenly Father be with all of you.
-2 Thessalonians 3:16

Posted by A friend   February 24, 2019

Buddy and I were very saddened to hear about Lyn's passing to his heavenly home. Our thoughts and prayers for your entire family are heart felt. Buddy was remembering their time at Tracor just the other day.

Posted by Reva Barnes - Taylor, TX - Friend   February 24, 2019

My deepest condolences go out to the family. May the God of all comfort give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2.

Posted by C L    February 24, 2019

I will miss you, my Friend,Coworker, and Brother in-law.

Wayne Kruemcke

Posted by wayne kruemcke - Leander, TX - Family   February 23, 2019

I enjoyed getting to know Lyn for the short time I knew him. My condolences to Kay & his family

Posted by A friend   February 23, 2019

Best boss ever. I'm glad we were able to stay connected after Tracor. I will miss my friend. Thoughts and prayers to the Krause family.

Kaye Tinsley

Posted by A friend   February 23, 2019

My condolences to Lyn's family. Lyn was a great neighbor for all these years, and during his evening walks, he would stop and tell me interesting stories from his life. He really loved to talk about his home in Hyde Park. We'll miss Lyn.

Posted by Dave Harper - Austin, TX - Friend   February 22, 2019

We are so sad to hear of your wonderful Father's passing. We miss y'all and our thoughts are with you & your family.

Posted by Dan & Amy Scott - Flowery Branch, GA - Friend   February 22, 2019

My condolences to the Krause family. I really enjoyed all the years we shared working together at Tracor Instruments.

Posted by Robert Wenske - Elgin, TX - Coworker   February 22, 2019

To the family of Lynwood Krause:
When someone we love falls asleep in death the memories we have of them become our treasure, may those cherished memories of a life well lived and God's promise at ( John 6:40) bring you a measure of comfort and peace.

Posted by C H    February 22, 2019

Lyn was a good friend and neighbor who always had interesting stories about growing up in Hyde Park. I enjoyed hearing about his time in the Air Force and some of the things he did professionally as an electrical engineer. He was an accomplished and honorable man. Warmest wishes to Kay and family.

Posted by Jim Barr - Austin, TX - Friend   February 22, 2019

Lyn will surely be missed by family and friends. RIP.

Posted by Melanie and Warren Thompson - Austin, TX - Family   February 21, 2019

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