I've already ordered and received my copy of this new title on Chester Krause, founder of Numismatic news and Krause Publications. Below are excerpts from a local Wiscosin
newpaper article about the book.
It is difficult to overstate Krause Publications founder and philanthropist Chet Krause's gifts
to Wisconsin and the world. From humble beginnings as a small-town carpenter to serving overseas during World War II to building a renowned publishing company from virtually nothing, Krause, an Iola
native, is a legend.
The book is $20 plus $5 for shipping. To purchase, send payment to Iola Historical Society, P.O. Box 252, Iola, WI 54945. Checks should be payable to the Iola Historical Society. Inquiries can also
be made by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 715-445-5570. -Editor
At his sister's insistence, Krause published an autobiography, "I'm Chet," the proceeds of which will go to the Iola Historical Society.
"It took me a long time to be convinced I should write this," said Krause, 84. "Once I started, I just wrote, wrote, wrote."
While his story alone is impressive, Krause believes the book is successful in large part because of the skill of his editor and longtime colleague, Arlyn G. Sieber, and graphic artist Elizabeth
Krogwold, who he says, "made me look good."
Krause has authored other texts including the multivolume Standard Catalog of World Coins as well as three books about Krause Publications' legacy and philosophy.
In addition to donating book proceeds to the society, Krause also recently provided them with two buildings for exhibits.
"I've known (Chet) since I was a little kid. Just in a small town growing up, everybody knew everybody ... There's a lot he's done that nobody knows about ... He's humble ...
We're so grateful," said Iola Historical Society president Lyle Mork.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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