Dr. Robert "Bob" F. Krause, 81, died Nov. 7, 2021, from injuries sustained from a fall at his home.

Bob was born Aug. 4, 1940, in Pittsburgh, Penn., the son of Frank A. and Mildred E. (nee Larkin) Krause, who both preceded him in death. He was an only child.

Bob graduated from Baldwin High School in 1958 and attended the University of Notre Dame, receiving a B.S. and Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering. Bob married his high school sweetheart, Alice J. Welte, in 1964. They raised their three children in Murrysville, Penn. Bob was a research scientist at U.S. Steel and Westinghouse Electric in Pittsburgh before moving to Valparaiso, Ind., to work for Inland Steel. They moved to Tellico Village in 2000.

Bob is survived by his wife, Alice; their three children, Alison (Denis) Zavodny of Gainesville, Ga., Douglas (Heather Lennox) of Hinckley, Ohio, and Maura Krause of Delray Beach, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Caitlin Krause, Sawyer Krause and Robbie Zee.

Bob enjoyed hunting with his son and grandsons at their cabin in western Pennsylvania, doing challenging logic games and jigsaw puzzles, and enthusiastically watching Notre Dame football. Bob's illustrious career was marked with many successes. He holds over 25 patents in materials sciences and specialized in magnetics.

A devout Catholic, Bob was a parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City. Visitation at St. Thomas began at 10 a.m. Nov. 11, 2021, and was immediately followed by a mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. The service was available for viewing online at www.stthomaslc.com. The family takes this opportunity to thank Bob's many friends for their years of friendship, caring, help and support (particularly his walking buddy Mike). They put many miles on their shoes but failed in their admirable efforts to solve all the world's problems.

Memorial contributions may be made to Four Paws Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1318, Lenoir City, TN 37771.

Funeral arrangements by Click Funeral Home, 145 Chota Circle, Loudon, TN 37774. www.clickfuneralhome.com