Stephen (Steve) Louis Krause of Landenberg

Stephen (Steve) Louis Krause, 75, of Landenberg, died at home on Sunday, April 22, 2018, with his two beloved dogs nearby.

Stephen Louis Krause

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, and raised in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Robert Louis Krause and Janet Summers Krause.

A 1961 graduate of Avon Grove High School, Steve Krause was an outstanding athlete. He played baseball for Avon Grove and for the University of Delaware. He also played for Landenberg, in the Delaware Semi-Pro League.

His professional career included many endeavors: raising Christmas trees on a family tree farm in Landenberg, working on a drilling rig, running a logging & skidding operation in Kane, Pa., and driving tour buses and long-haul tanker trucks. He was also proud to have been a school bus driver for Swisher’s. Steve had many hobbies; gardening, hunting, wood-working, but his true love was being outside on the farm and in the woods.

Steve Krause is survived by his son, Stephen R. Krause and his wife, Trish, and their son, Stephen, of Fort Myers, Fla.; his son, John (JC) A. Krause and his wife, Aimi, and their children Chase, Grady, and Alexia of Novato, California; and, daughter, Heidi E. Sasso and her son, Sereno, of Newark. He is also survived by a sister, Janet (Nan) Taylor and her husband, Tom, of Maryville, Tennessee, and a sister, Ellen Casson of Wilmington.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Philip Krause, his wife, Judith Riley Krause, and his daughter, Kimberly Celloto. Also mourning his loss are his grandchildren, Mark and Dalton Celloto, his wife’s daughter Catherine Williamson, her husband Brian and children Kyle and Patrick, his nephews, Robert and Ben Taylor, his niece, Wendy Krause, and extended family and many friends

Friends and family are invited to gather and celebrate Steve Krause’s life on June 2, beginning at 1 p.m., at the family farm, 239 Mercer Mill Road, in Landenberg.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Brandywine Conservancy or to the Avon Grove High School Scholarship Fund, designated for the Robert and Janet Krause Memorial Scholarship.

To view his online tribute and to leave a memory with his family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square.




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