Created on Monday, 19 November 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Charles Fredrick Krouskop, 88, of Russells Point, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 18, 2012, of a tired heart.
He was born in Russells Point on Aug. 6, 1924, to the late Herman Robert and Nellie Mildred Wolfe Krouskop.
In his younger days, Charles played the accordion, tap danced and spent many summers at the amusement park dance hall.
He was a 1942 graduate of Dayton Roosevelt High School and attended Ohio University, Indiana University and the University of Cincinnati, before graduating in 1949 from Miami Jacobs College in Dayton. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 780th Amphibian Tank Battalion in Lyte, Okinawa and Luzon campaigns.
On April 6, 1946, Charles married the former Eunice Alene Cary at the Parkland Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., and she survives in Russells Point, along with children, Alanel (Duane) Kreusch and Fritz C. (Janet) Krouskop; grandson, Steve (Jaime) Spofford II; great-granddaughter, Lindsey Spofford; and great-grandson Steve Spofford III.
Charles retired in 1988 from the Farmers Banking Company, Lakeview after 36 years of service. Very active in the county, he was a Past Master of Indian Lake Masonic Lodge 722, where he was a member more than 60 years, and he was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Bellefontaine Chapter 459, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton and the Antioch Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. Dayton. He was a member of Antioch Funsters Hunstville, where he was past president, secretary and treasurer and the 2005 Antioch Shrine Temple Clown of the Year. He also was a member of the Logan County Shrine Club, was a charter member of the Indian Lake B.P.O.E. 2792, held memberships in the Indian Lake Fraternal Order of Eagles 3615, Indian Lake Royal Order of Moose 1533, Doyle R. Miller Post of AMVETS 39, the former Roundhead Post 8832 VFW, Indian Lake Fish & Game, Logan County Historical Society (Krouskop is a first family of Logan County), Mary Rutan Hospital Guild, the Logan County Friendly Senior Center and Indian Lake Community Church.
In his spare time, he enjoyed art and was a member of the Logan County Art League. He also enjoyed square dancing, was a member of Hi-Point See Saws, crafts, fishing, camping, traveling, music, making bread, playing the dulcimer and entertaining.
Pastor Karen Blackburn officiates a funeral at noon Wednesday at the Myron Van Horn Chapel of Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Lakeview, where visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a Masonic service at 7:45 p.m. Burial is in Hunstville Cemetery with military honors provided by the Logan County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Lexington, Ky.
Express condolences at www.smith-eichholtz.com.