Clarence Eldon Krakow, 89, of Belle Plaine, Iowa, passed away Dec. 29, 2020, at Belle Plaine Specialty Care.
Clarence was born Jan. 7, 1931, to Ernest and Anna (Kayler) Krakow in Marengo, Iowa. He attended school in Marengo and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952 until 1954. Upon return from his service, Clarence moved back to Marengo to work construction, where he was a part of building Compass Memorial Healthcare. On Aug. 5, 1955, Clarence married Kathleen Drahos, together living in Belle Plaine. Later, Clarence worked for Amana Refrigeration until retirement. Following retirement, he worked at Casey's in Belle Plaine.
Clarence enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Belle Plaine Legion.
He is survived by his brother, Wayne (Else) Krakow of Marengo; and many nieces and nephews.
Clarence was preceded by his parents; wife, Kathleen Krakow, 2016; and his brothers and sisters.
Graveside memorial service is 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine, with military honors. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences can be sent to www.neuhausfuneralservice.com
Hrabak-Neuhaus Funeral Service is assisting the family.