Krause graduated from Murray State University in 1982. Kelly was an active member of Salem United Methodist Church and was a passionate Scoutmaster of Troop #335.
Kelly is survived by his wife, Melodie Ann (Medill) Krause of Evansville, Ind.; son, Daniel R. Krause of Evansville, Ind; daughter, Sarah E. Krause of Evansville, Ind; parents, Dr. Arnold Melvin and June Marie (Plowman) Krause of Benton; sisters, Karen N. Crocker of Waukesha, Wis., Mary Beth Krause of Benton, Kathryn E. Harris of Ozark, Ill.; brother, Kevin A. Krause of Moscow, Idaho; two nieces and three nephews.
Funeral services were held March 24, at Salem United Methodist Church, in Evansville, Ind. with Rev. Randy Anderson officiating. Burial followed at Locust Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to BSA Troop #335, 6311 Kratzville, Road, Evansville, Indiana 47710 or VNA Charlier Hospice Center, 610 East Walnut Street, Evansville, Indiana 47713.