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Wilbert H. Kraus

Wilbert H. “Willie”
Kraus, age 92, died March 27, 2019 at Woodlands Senior Park.  He was born in St Peter, WI on February 26,
1927 to Hubert J and Elizabeth (Schmitz) Kraus. 
He lived in the St Peter area most of his life.


On October
19, 1949 he married Lillian Koenigs in Mt Calvary, WI.  They lived in St Peter, Stevens Point, and
retired to North Fond du Lac in 1990.


He was
employed at Omar Bakery for eleven years, at Taycheedah Correctional
Institution as a Correctional Officer for eighteen years, then as a Power Plant
Operator for five years, and at Stevens Point as a Power Plant Engineer for three
years. He also worked part time for Mand Excavating for twenty-three years.


He was a
member of Presentation Parish and their Men’s Club.  He was a member of American Legion Post 454,
Mt Calvary and their Firing Squad.  He
served his country during WWII in France and Germany.


He loved his
wife Lillian and visiting with his children and grandchildren.  He loved traveling with Lillian, playing
cards, and reading.  He was an avid blood
donor, donating more than 21 gallons in his lifetime.


Surviving
are his children Robert, Diane (James) Stepp, Ken (Cindy), Sharon Pelot, LuAnn
(Dan) Bauer all of Fond du Lac; Paul of Arizona; Renee (Jim) Michels and Steve
(Traci) of North Fond du Lac; a daughter-in-law Karen Kraus of Fond du Lac; 12
grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; sisters-in-law
Mary Kraus and Betty Koenigs; many nieces and nephews.


He was
preceded in death by his wife Lillian, his parents, sons Daniel, Richard,
Michael, and William; daughter-in-law Patricia Kraus; brothers Joseph and his
wife Geniveve, Albert and his wife Ann, and Ben; sisters and their husbands
Mary Ann (Rob) Giebel and Margaret (Leander) Buechel; brothers-in-law Francis
Koenigs and Paul Koenigs; sister-in law Sally Piazzon and her husband Louis.


Visitation
will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 9:00-11:00 AM at St. Peter
Church-Holy Family, N8079 Church Rd, Malone, WI, 53049. A Mass of Christian
Burial will follow the visitation at the church at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow
in St. Peter’s Cemetery.


The family
would like to thank Dr Michael Sergi, the staff at Woodlands Senior Park and
Agnesian Hospice Hope for their care and compassion for Wilbert and Lillian.

Additional
information and guestbook can be found at ueckerwitt.com