David Charles “Dave” Krauth passed away on June 5, 2023. He lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado for many years, and was formerly a resident of Ramona, California and Tucson, Arizona. Dave was employed as Principal, Transportation Planning & Traffic Engineering at Stantec in Colorado Springs. He was the City Traffic Engineer for the City of Colorado Springs for 11 years, and General Manager of Salmon Falls Resort in Ketchikan, Alaska in 2015-2016.

Dave was born on July 9, 1961 to Jim and Barbara (Ballou) Krauth in Tucson, Arizona. He graduated from Sabino High School in 1979 and the University of Arizona in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. During his many years of volunteering with Camp Wildcat at UA, he met Maureen Johnson; they married in 1987 and became the proud parents of Matthew in 1989. After Matt’s passing in 2012 and Maureen’s in 2014, he and Eileen Gonzalez began dating in 2017. After they married a year later, Dave was a devoted stepdad to her daughters, Isabel and Katie.

When Dave wasn’t enjoying time in his workshop, he and Eileen were probably camping. They took their fifth-wheel trailer all over Colorado’s Front Range, and to Texas and Nebraska to be near the water. Evenings spent around the campfire were some of his favorites, especially in hunting camp with the guys. At home, he enjoyed using his grill and smoker to cook large quantities of meat for his family, who enjoyed it all very much.

Dave is survived by his loving wife, Eileen; daughters, Katie and Isabel Gonzalez; sister, Brenda Krauth of Seattle; and brother, Bob (Patty) Krauth of Gallatin, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Darlene (Frank) Heavlin; nieces, nephews and so many friends that were his extended family. He also leaves behind his beloved Alaskan Husky mix, Timber. Dave was preceded in death by his first wife, Maureen (“Miss Mo”); his beloved son, Matt; his parents, Jim and Barbara; and his sister, Nancy.

A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at 11AM on Saturday, June 17 at Meridian Point Church, 5450 N. Meridian Rd. in Falcon. To make a gift in Dave’s memory, please consider Camp Wildcat (www.campwildcat.org/donate).

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  1. Thinking of y’all.

  2. I enjoyed working with Dave at the City. His sense of humor and care for others was always evident. I was thrilled for him and Eileen finding each other. They deserved the happiness. I’m so sad it ended too soon.

  3. Sending prayers and hugs. He was the best and will be missed so very much.

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