Paul Krausch passed away at his home in Snowmass Village on January 30th from a lengthy illness. He was 83.Born to Paul and Laura Krausch of Evanston, Illinois, where he grew up and graduated from high school. He met the love of his life, Bunny, in junior high school. They dated occasionally in high school, and eventually married in Evanston, while Paul was in the Air Force, stationed in Alaska. Bunny joined Paul in Fairbanks, where son Jim was later born. After subsequent moves to Texas and Washington, Paul was discharged from the Air Force, and they returned home to Evanston. Paul, Bunny, and Jim finally settled in Minneapolis where they spent 20 happy years. Christmas vacations in Aspen were a highlight of their lives.While working as a stockbroker in Minneapolis, Paul discovered there was an opening for a broker at the Bosworth, Sullivan office in Aspen. He presented the opportunity to Bunny and despite her reluctance to change, she agreed. They moved to Aspen in 1975 and loved living in Colorado. In 1988 they moved to Snowmass Village. Paul enjoyed his work as a broker in Aspen until he retired in 1989.Paul loved to ski. He was happiest on the mountain skiing with friends, the Snowballers, and his son Jim, at Christmas. He enjoyed going to the gym and tinkering around the house. He loved jazz and classical music. Bunny and Paul had season tickets to the Aspen Music festival for years. They loved traveling in the spring and fall in their motorhome. They established and ran the Ernest and Wilma Martens Foundation. They attended Christ Episcopal Church in Aspen.Paul is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Bunny, and his two sisters, Mary and Ann. He is survived by his son Jim of Missoula, Montana, sister in law Lois Quinn (Don) of Morton Grove, Illinois, and 6 nieces and nephews.Arrangements are being handled by Farnum Holt, and cremation has taken place. Service to be held on Friday, February 8th at 11:00am at Christ Episcopal Church, 536 W. North Street, Aspen Colorado. Memorials may be sent to Homecare & Hospice of the Valley, 234 Cody Lane, PO Box 3768, Basalt, CO 81621.
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