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Preston Paul Krause

March 14, 2000 — March 19, 2023

Our beloved son, brother, grandson, and friend, Preston Paul Krause, took his last breath on

Sunday, March 19, 2023. Preston was born in Newport Beach at Hoag Hospital on March 14,


Preston lived most of his life in Upland, California, where he attended Magnolia

Elementary and Pioneer Junior High, and later graduated from Claremont High School.

In his short life of 23 years, he enjoyed skateboarding, music, specifically playing his bass,

skiing, snowboarding, and woodworking. During his youth, Preston played soccer at AYSO. In

the years following Preston’s high school graduation, he attended welding school and later

became an ironworker. 

Preston is survived by his parents, Paul and Jennifer Krause, his

siblings, Lily and Luke Krause, and his grandparents, David and Connie Krause.

Preston fought a long and enduring battle with addiction. After several courageous attempts at

sobriety, Preston lost the battle.

We will always remember Preston as the creative and talented man that he was, and we will

forever miss his tenacious laughter and his passion and curiosity for life.

So rest our angel, be at peace, and let your soul fly free. One day we’ll join your glorious flight

for all eternity.

Until we meet again…

The family will be holding a public memorial service at the Claremont United Church of Christ at

1pm on Friday, March 31st.

Preston’s final resting place will be at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont, California.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988

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Service Schedule

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Friday, March 31, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Pacific time)

Claremont United Church of Christ

233 Harrison Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711

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