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Columbia Missourian

Paul Krusekopf, Nov. 14, 1927 — March 24, 2013

By Submitted by Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home
March 26, 2013 | 3:33 p.m. CDT

Memorial Services for Paul Conrad Krusekopf, age 85 of Rogers, AR, who died March 24, 2013, will be 10 a.m., Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Oakley Chapel Methodist Church in Rogers, Ark.

Paul was born Nov. 15, 1927, in Columbia. He was the son of the late Prof. Henry H. Krusekopf and Nancy Smith Krusekopf.

He is survived by his wife, Melthena Krusekopf; daughter, Kim Floyd, of Norman, Okla; two sons, Dr. Kurt Krusekopf, of College Station, Texas, and Keith Krusekopf, of Buda, Texas; also, a brother, Henry H. Krusekopf, of Midland, Texas; one sister, Caroline Goshorn, of Golden, Colo., three grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Parker of Corvallis, Ore., and Emily Siegel, of Boonville, and a brother, Dr. Frederick Krusekopf, of Jasper, Mo.

He had a BS in Business from the University of Missouri, and a MA in Government from the George Washington University.

He served in the US Army in Italy. Government experience included the US Civil Service Commission; US Information Agency; US Peace Corps; Director of Administration of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Puerto Rico; Agency for International Development serving in Washington D.C. and Executive Officer of USAID Missions in Bolivia, Indonesia, Laos and Liberia.

He was an Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster for several years; was a Mason, and a member of Oakley Chapel Methodist Church. Retired to Rogers in 1978 as a farmer, raising cattle.

Request any memorials to Arkansas Nature Conservancy, Oakley Chapel or Circle of Life Hospice. Arrangements are with Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home of Rogers. Family and friends can sign the online register book at