Wallace R. “Wally” Krouse

Wallace R. “Wally” Krouse

Wallace R. “Wally” Krouse

Cedar Rapids

Wallace R. “Wally” Krouse, 90, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, at MeadowView Memory Care, Cedar Rapids. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will be held at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Wally was born May 10, 1932, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Floyd and Marguerite (Newman) Krouse. He graduated from Wilson High School and earned his BA degree at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. Wally was united in marriage to Barbara Mote on Dec. 23, 1952, at Cedar Christian Church in Cedar Rapids. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Wally worked at St. Luke’s Hospital as purchasing agent, Americana Nursing Center as an administrator, then Eli Lily Pharmaceuticals in Indianapolis, Ind., before returning to Cedar Rapids where he worked at Kirkwood Community College as the Director of ConEd until retirement.

Wally was a huge baseball fan. He loved to play and be a spectator. Wally pitched for Coe College and Link Belt Speeder in the Industrial League during the 1950s and supported every Cedar Rapids semi-pro team, from the Rockets to the Kernels. Wally served as President of the Cedar Rapids Baseball Club and was very instrumental in the construction of the new Memorial Stadium and Veterans Memorial. He was on the Cedar Rapids Kernels Board of Directors since the 1980s and was a member of the Elks Club. To know Wally was to like him. He will be missed.

Survivors include his son, Jeff (Cathy) Krouse; grandchildren, Parker, Hunter and Jenna (Tony) Krouse; great-grandchild, Sam Licocci; daughter-in-law, Sherri Krouse; sister-in-law, Donna Krouse; brothers-in-law, Jim (Joy) Mote and Kenny (Mary) Mote; several nieces and nephews; and close friends, Jack Roeder, Bill Quinby and Shane Lamson.

Wally was preceded in death by his spouse of 62 years, Barbara; parents, Floyd and Marguerite; son, David; brother, Larry; and in-laws, Harold and Hazel Mote.

The family would like to thank the staff at MeadowView and St. Croix Hospice for their compassionate care.

Memorials may be directed to the family and will be used to honor Wally in continued support for youth sports, education, and dementia research.

Please share a memory Wally of at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

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