Charles Fredrick Krouskop, 88, of Russells Point, passed away Sunday morning, November 18, 2012 of a tired heart. He was born in Russells Point on August 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 veteran of the US Army, having served with the 780th Amphibian Tank Battalion in Lyte, Okinawa and Luzon campaigns.
Charles married the former Eunice Alene Cary on April 6, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Parkland Baptist Church, and she survives in Russells Point. Also surviving are their 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, Charles was a Past Master of Indian Lake Masonic Lodge #722 where he was a 60+ year member, Order of Eastern Star – Bellefontaine Chapter #459, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite – Valley of Dayton, Antioch Temple – A.A.O.N.M.S. Dayton, Antioch Funsters – Huntsville where he was Past President, Secretary and Treasurer, the Logan County Shrine Club, the 2005 Antioch Shrine Temple Clown of the Year, a charter member of the Indian Lake B.P.O.E. #2792, the Indian Lake Fraternal Order of Eagles #3615, Indian Lake Royal Order of Moose #1533, Doyle R. Miller Post of AmVets #39, Roundhead Post #8832 V.F.W., Indian Lake Fish & Game, Logan County Historical Society (Krouskop is a first family of Logan County), Mary Rutan Hospital Guild, and the Bellefontaine Friendly Senior Citizens Center, and Indian Lake Community Church.
In his spare time, Charles enjoyed art and was a member of the Logan County Art League. He also enjoyed square dancing, Hi Point See Saws, crafts, fishing, camping, traveling, music, making bread, playing the dulcimer and entertaining.
Pastor Karen Blackburn will officiate a funeral service on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 12 noon at the Myron Van Horn Chapel of Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Lakeview. Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery with military honors provided by the Logan County Veteran Honor Guard. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 6-8 pm where Masonic services will be held at 7:45 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shrine Crippled Children’s Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smith-eichholtz.com.