Virginia L. Kraus

Virginia L. Kraus, age 88, formerly of North Fond du Lac, died Thursday, February 11, 2016 at St. Francis Terrace. She was born on February 23, 1924 in Malone, WI, the daughter of John G. and Frances G. (Casper) Schmitz. Virginia Married Leo S. Pralat on October 28, 1943 at St. John the Baptist Church in Johnsburg. He was killed on September 11, 1944 in World War II. She then married Robert J. Krause on March 9, 1946 at Presentation Church in North Fond du Lac. He preceded her in death on January 14, 1999. Virginia was a lifelong member of Presentation Church. She was a foster mother for the State of Wisconsin for eight years. She enjoyed embroidery, reading, and gardening.

She is survived by one son, R. Dennis Kraus of Fond du Lac; one sister in law, Monica Schmitz of Fond du Lac; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; a twin sister, Violetta Haver; and two brothers, John A. Schmitz and Gustave Schmitz.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 1-3 P.M. at St. Francis Home Chapel-St. Francis Nursing Home, 33 Everett St, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation at 3:00 P.M. Entombment will take place on Monday at Shrine of Rest Mausoleum, Ledgeview Memorial Park. 

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