Obit: Kraut, Franklin J. (1909 – 2003)
----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 01-Oct-2003
Name: Kraut, Franklin J.
Birth date /Birth place: 18-Nov-1909; Curtiss, Clark County, Wis.
Death date / Death place: 27-Sep-2003; Continental Nursing Home, Abbotsford, Wis.
Marriage: Ellen Karsten (23-Jan-1929)
Parents: Frank & Ida (Kind) Kraut
Burial: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, North Green Grove, Clark County, Wis.
Survivors: Daughters - Betty Boss, Abbotsford, Beverly Kraut, Madison, Bunee(Albert) Schultz, Rice Lake; Grandchildren – Susan Timmerman, Donald Boss, Sandy Petersen, Jean Lampi, Dawn Yost, Tami Kurtweil; 4 great-granchildren; Brother - Donald Kraut, Marshfield; Sisters
Predeceased: Parents; Wife (8-Mar-2003)
Franklin J. Kraut, 93, Abbotsford, Wisconsin, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Continental Manor Nursing Home, Abbotsford. Funeral services were held at 11 a. m. Tuesday, Sept 30, at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, North Green Grove. The Rev. Lauren Ley officiated. Grandchildren served as pallbearers.
Franklin J. Kraut was born Nov. 18, 1909, in Curtiss, to Frank and Ida (nee Kind) Kraut. He was a 1928 graduate of Abbotsford High School. He married Elsie Karsten on Jan. 23, 1929, in Curtiss. He worked with his father at Kraut Deer View Tavern in Curtiss. He then moved to Lone Rock, where he help0ed install the first high lines. He was a part owner in the Medford Brewery and farmed in the town of Green Grove until he retired in 1972, and moved to Abbotsford. He played for the Chippewa Marines semi-pro football team. He also went to baseball school and played for Pine Bluff, Ark., a farm team of the St. Louis Cardinals. He played for the Medford baseball team that won the state championship in 1936. He also played baseball for the Curtiss,, Abbotsford, and Kids Team in Owen. He managed the Owen baseball team. He was a bowler in Owen and played on St. Paul's Lutheran Church dartball team. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He was a 32nd degree mason for 50 years and belonged to the Owen Masonic Lodge 317 and the Zor Shrine Temple in Madison for 50 years. He was a member of the Curtiss Lions Club, Steam Engine Club, Edgar, and the Deutschers Club, Greenwood. His interests included fishing, hunting, and growing pumpkins for his great-grandchildren.
Survivors include three daughters; Betty Boss, Abbotsford, Beverly Kraut, Madison; and Bunee (Albert) Schultz, Rice Lake; six grandchildren, Susan Timmerman, Donald Boss, Sandy Petersen, Jean Lampi, Dawn Yost, and Tami Kurtzweil; four great grandchildren; one brother, Donald Kraut, Marshfield; three sisters, Pearl Vorland, Colby; Ethel Zulke, Hillsboro; and Marie Cattanach, Marshfield.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and his wife, Elsie, on March 8, 2003.
Memorials may be given in his name and the family will designate them at a later time.
Community Funeral Home, Colby, assisted the family with arrangements.
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