Eric and Kari Krause are proud to announce the birth of their son. Eric Jeffrey, Jr., was born at Ft. Hood, Texas on January 7, 2010, at 2:15 a.m. He weighed seven pounds and was 20 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Brenda Krause of Marion, Gary Krause of Cedar Rapids, and Kim and Karen Rassmussen of Jamestown, N.Y. Great grandparents are Elmer and Beverly Stein of Dysart.