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Albert Russell Krouser

February 29, 1928 ~ August 6, 2020 (age 92)


Albert R. Krouser, Jr., 92, of Elkhart died Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Caring Junction Home in Mishawaka. Albert was born on February 29, 1928 in Elkhart to the late Albert R. and Mary Elizabeth (Kline) Krouser. Albert had ten siblings, all of whom are deceased.

Albert married Lois Jean Langaa on March 26, 1955 in Gates Mills, Ohio. She preceded him in death on February 25, 2001.

Albert is survived by several nieces and nephews as well as his loving church family and special neighbors.

Albert retired from the Coast Guard with 21 years of service. He was a World War II Veteran. He served in the capacity of a MCPO- Master Chief E-9 Radio Man. He was very proud of this rank because at that time he served there were only a few of them. He also taught classes (sometimes up to 120 students) in this field.

 After retiring from the service, he was an insurance inspector for residential properties and then retired from Miles Labs (also known as Bayer) having worked in the Traffic Department.

He loved the Lord and had served at Osolo Missionary Church and California Road Missionary Church. He loved his JOY Group and Thursday Morning Men’s Prayer Group. He would rise early every morning (still part of the military background) and read his Bible and devotions before anything else. Every meal he would pray for his nieces and nephews, neighbors, and friends often by name. And he would always thank the Lord for answering his prayers according to the Lord’s will because “That was what was always best”. He carried several cards in his wallet that he would pass out that said: ”If we meet and you forget me, you have lost nothing; but, if you meet JESUS CHRIST and forget him, you have lost everything.”

He will be fondly remembered for his love of Culver’s milkshakes, Callahan’s(his friends Maria, Jack, Marla, and Marcia), Rise ’n Roll’s cherry pies and oatmeal raisin cookies, and Essenhaus’ chicken pot pie and beef and noodles (no mashed potatoes, please).

Charitable donations can be made to the Gideons for Bibles. A private family service will be held for Albert. Arrangements are with Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home.

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