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Arnold Krauel

August 23, 1941 — January 6, 2019

Arnold “Arnie” LeRoy Krauel, 77, of Audubon, Iowa, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

He was born August 23, 1941, in Carroll, Iowa, the son of LeRoy and Mable (Hudspeth) Krauel. He was raised in Audubon, Iowa, and graduated from Audubon High School with the class of 1959.

Arnie moved to Grand Island, Nebraska, and Omaha, Nebraska, for a few months and then returned to Audubon. While back in Audubon, he was employed at and became manager of the local gas station. In 1965, he became a volunteer for the Audubon Police Department. Arnie started his 40 year career with the Audubon Police Department on October 20, 1966, as a patrol officer. On January 1, 1973, Arnie became the chief of the Audubon Police Department serving 33 years until his retirement on December 30, 2006. During his early years with the police department he was also a delivery driver for the milk route.

At a young age, Arnie developed an interest in ham radios which quickly grew to a deep passion and hobby. He became certified to teach ham radio operations to others and joined several ham radio clubs and organizations. He remained involved with ham radios the remainder of his years as well as developing an interest in traveling. His greatest passion was his family and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arnie is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Krauel of Carter Lake, IA, and Jeanette “Jean” Krauel of Carter Lake, IA; his grandchildren, Amanda Krauel of Omaha, NE, Tanner (Sara Hamm) Lamer of Omaha, NE, Kaisa (Brent) Neal of Shenandoah, IA, Bailey Rolfzen of Omaha, NE, Takoda “Kodee” Krauel of Carter Lake, IA, Dustin Workman of Carter Lake, IA, and Joedee Gonzalez of Carter Lake, IA; his great-grandchildren, Charlee, Jonah, Keegan, Brayson, Liam and Piper; his brother, Norman “Norm” (significant other Mary Ann) Krauel of Omaha, NE; nephews, Daniel Krauel and David (Emily) Krauel all of Council Bluffs, IA; his aunt, Fay Krauel; cousins and many friends

He was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy and Mable Krauel; his grandson, Skylar; aunts; uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials to the Coon Valley Amateur Radio Club of Audubon or the Buena Vista County Amateur Radio Club of Storm Lake.

A visitation will be held from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church in Audubon, Iowa. Burial will be in the Arlington Heights Cemetery in Audubon.


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