Kraus-Hartig VFW Post 6587
8100 Pleasant View Drive NE
Spring Lake Park Minnesota 55432
Call Us: 763.780.1900

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Membership Eligibility: The fundamental difference between our organization and other veterans organizations, and one in which we take great pride, is our eligibility qualifications. There are three primary requisites for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States: (1) Citizenship (2) Honorable service in the armed forces of the United States (3) Service entitling the applicant to the award of a recognized campaign medal or as set forth in the Congressional Charter and By-Laws and Manual of Procedure and Ritual. 
(Please come to Post for membership application or visit
Lieutenant Fred Hartig

Richard E. Kraus

Kraus-Hartig VFW was established April 4, 1946 and named after two local veterans PFC Richard E. Kraus and LT Fred Hartig, both of whom served with distinction and honor in the armed services. These two heroes, among many, answered the country's call to duty and showed what serving their country really means. The biographies of these two gentlemen can be viewed in the 50th Anniversary Celebration Book, published by Kraus-Hartig VFW in 1996. Kraus-Hartig VFW Post #6587 received its Charter on April 4, 1946 and has been helping the community ever since.

Charles Boisjolie            Eino Lammi
Norman Peterson          Edward Barnard 
Ronald Youngdahl         Russell Welton
Ronald Stratz                 Donald Stephens
Paul Tranor                    Norton Erickson
Robert Eigenheer          Alphonse Klisch
Harlin Grover                 Keith Nelson
Michael Welbye            ​ Chester Burmis
Michael Sulawske         Charlotte Thill
Richard Meuleners        Howard C. Johnson
Richard Petersen          Allen Simmonsen
​Merle Peterson             Cyril Dobis
​Donna Lentz                 Leslie Olson
Roger Le Brun              Dale Alguire
​Cliff Heried



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