Benedict E. Kraus

“Ben” E. Kraus, 87, originally from St. Peter, died February 24, 2019
surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 28, 1931 in St. Peter,
the son of the late Hubert J. and Elizabeth Schmitz Kraus.

Ben served
in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On November 6, 1954 he married Mary
Jane Koenigs at Holy Cross Church in Mt. Calvary.

volunteered at Villa Loretto and St. Vincent de Paul. He was an active member
of the Mount Calvary American Legion Post 454.

Ben is
survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary; his children, Karen (Joseph) Gresser,
Debra (Philip) Mecca and Susan (Gary) Steffes; grandchildren, Michael
(Victoria), Jamie (Keith), Michele (Danielle), Lauren (Michael) and Kristal
(special friend, David); great grandchildren, Jaydn, Ava, James and a great
granddaughter expected in April.

He is
further survived by a brother, Wilbert Kraus; a sister-in-law, Betty Koenigs
and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ben was
preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law; siblings, Mary Ann
(Robert) Giebel, Margaret (Leander) Buechel, Joseph (Genevieve) Kraus, Albert
(Ann) Kraus; brothers-in-law, Francis and Paul Koenigs; sisters-in-law, Lillian
Kraus and Sally (Lou) Piazzon.

Ben’s family
invites relatives and friends for a time of visitation at Holy Family Catholic
Church, 271 4th Street Way, Fond du Lac, on Monday, March 4, 2019
from 9:30 to 10:45 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Entombment
will be in Chapel of the Risen Christ – Calvary Mausoleum.

thanks to the staff at Saint Francis Home and Father Adrian for their care and

In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Francis Home or Holy Family Parish.

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