W.A. “Bill” Krause Memorial Fund

The world has lost another incredible life to cancer. W.A. “Bill” Krause, passed away peacefully earlier this week, June 19, at home in the company of friends and family. Mr. Krause was a man whose charisma and ambition were matched only by his generosity. He lived his life with passion and purpose, and possessed all the spirit, compassion, and positive energy that Above + Beyond Cancer hopes to portray.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Dowling Catholic Schools, Holy Family School or Above Beyond Cancer.  Above + Beyond Cancer will use these funds to elevate the lives of those touched by cancer, while providing a lasting tribute to Mr. Krause’s life. The funds will assist others who are embarking on a cancer journey, so that they will be able to walk with the courage, grace, and determination that Mr. Krause showed during his journey.

This morning, Above + Beyond Cancer will embark on it’s most ambitious program yet – a 4,000-mile run across America from Ocean Shores, WA to Reheboth Beach, DE. During this event, a team of 160 cancer survivors and caregivers will run non-stop from the Pacific to the Atlantic while raising funds to support cancer research and programs that support cancer survivors and their families. Mr Krause enthusiastically supported this event during his life, and we know that his spirit will travel with us during our journey.

We will run in tribute and in honor of this extraordinary friend, and for all of those whose lives have been touched by this disease.

Donations to the W.A. Krause Memorial Fund at Above + Beyond Cancer can be mailed to the following:

Above + Beyond Cancer
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
1915 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309

Secure online donations may be made to the Fund via PayPal by clicking on the following link:


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