William C. Krouse, age 96, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, at Hospice of Lenawee Hospice Home surrounded by his family. He was born August 27, 1920, in Adrian to William H. and Lila (Rinehart) Krouse. On May 14, 1941, he married Vivian L. McClenathen and she preceded him in death on September 19, 2015 after 74 years of marriage.
William started farming in his early twenties, also working in several factories in the county. He retired in 1984 from the Lenawee Road Commission after 24 years.
He is survived by his children, Robin (Janice) Krouse and Phyllis (Kevin) Eshelman, both of Adrian; grandchildren, Suzanne Krouse of Milan, Douglas (Cindy) Krouse of Metamora, OH, Valerie (Larry) Williams of Clayton, and Deborah Hamann of Clayton; and great-grandchildren, Hunter and Cody McClellan and Kailynn Krouse; sister, Fay Reed of Blissfield and brother-in-law, Bob Bishop.
William was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers, Ellis (Sam) and Robert Krouse and sister, Joyce Bishop.
A private graveside burial will take place at Ogden Cemetery with Rev. Bob Dister officiating. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee, 1903 Wolf Creek Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221 or Clayton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 98, Clayton, MI 49235. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.