Karl W. Krause, 97, of Nashville, Tenn.. passed away Aug. 26, 2013. Karl was born in 1915 in Storm Lake, Iowa before the family moved to Marietta in 1917. He was one of four children of Marietta College Erwin Professor of Chemistry Ellis L. Krause and his wife Jennie Mae (Waterman) Krause. After graduating from Marietta High School, Karl attended Marietta College, graduating in 1938 with a degree in economics. Karl was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity as was his brother Orville. While at Marietta, Karl and C. William O'Neill, also MC '38 and former governor of Ohio were varsity coxswains of the Marietta crew. Races were held at Rollin College in Florida, Madison Wisconsin and Head of the Charles in Boston. Although he graduated at the height of the great depression, he was employed by the Sears Roebuck store on Second Street in Marietta, in the auto service department. Within a year he was the assistant manager. For nearly a decade, Karl was the head usher of the First Congregational Church in Marietta, and was a member of the search committee in 1940 (circa) for the selection of The Rev. Mr. Virgil Meyers as pastor.