David A. Krauth, 74, of Prescott, Iowa, passed away Friday, August 6, 2021 at Clearview Nursing Home in Mt Ayr, Iowa. A military funeral will be held at a later date at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa as his body was donated to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for research. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center of Creston, Iowa was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
David Arthur Krauth, the son of Edward Roy and Jessie Eleanor (Roberts) Krauth, was born on June 25, 1947 in Red Oak, Iowa. David graduated from Corning High School, Corning, Iowa, with the class of 1966, and from Southwestern Community College in 1993 with a Sales Degree.
After high school graduation, David enlisted in the United States Navy and spent 18 months on the USS Enterprise CVAN 65 Battle Ship. After his honorable discharge in June of 1970, he began farming and continued to farm until 1990. Staying in the agriculture field, he worked for Crestland Coop, later for Gavilon, Helena, and Crop Production Services until his retirement in 2015. He loved being with the public and loved spending time with family, from his children and grandchildren to all his uncles, aunts and cousins.
Left to cherish David’s memory are his wife, Julie of Prescott; children: Tony (Mikala) Krauth of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Todd (Amy) Krauth of Urbandale, Iowa, Jade Krauth (Patrick Freese) of Clarinda, Iowa and Jena (Travis) Erickson of Cumberland, Iowa; grandchildren: Kaden and Hannah Krauth, Emma and Charlee Ann Krauth, Brody and Kohen Erickson and Tate McDuff; sisters: Judy (Donald) Stout of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nan (Charlie) Knapp of Point Venture, Texas; Brother, Doug (Stephanie) Krauth of Storm Lake, Iowa and many family and friends.
Preceding David in death were his parents; brother, Denny of Boone, Iowa; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Annie Luther; brothers-in-law: Alan Luther of Urbandale, Iowa and Jeff Luther of Fontanelle, Iowa.