Obit: Kraus, C. Joseph (1874 - 1959)

Contact: Stan
Email: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Kraus, Pinion, Kersten, Frane, Morales, Gabriel, Rifleman, Zavala, Zanala, Gottschalk, Arps, Farley, Schmidt, Felker, Beyerl, Jacobs, Phillippi, Foster, Schommer, Guleynski, Hiebsch, Ohlert, Gessl

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Aug 1959

Kraus, C. Joseph (22 Mar. 1874 - 13 Aug. 1959)

C. Joseph Kraus died at the Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital last Thursday at the age of 85 years. Funeral services were held in St. Mary’s Catholic church Monday morning, Rev. John B. Pinion officiating, and internment was made in the Catholic cemetery. The Christian Mothers recited a rosary at the Lulloff Funeral Home Saturday evening and a general rosary service was held Sunday evening.

St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, Wisconsin, 1923

Mr. Kraus was born in Calumet county on March 22, 1874. He lived in Chilton as a young man and then moved to Marshfield where he operated a clothing store with his brother, M. J. Kraus, for a few years. He came to Colby 50 years ago and went into partnership with the late G. C. Kersten and the two operated a general store for 30 years. He was married on September 3, 1912, at Colby to the former Josephine Frane who survives him.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church, and, until three years ago, he was a member of the church choir. For 40 years, he served as director of the Catholic cemetery. He was active in the Catholic Order of Foresters and served as financial secretary for many years. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society. Mr. Kraus was of a kindly, friendly and obliging disposition so friendship’s circle to him was a large one. Many will miss his kindly and friendly greetings.

Surviving, besides his widow, are four daughters - Mrs. Stanley (Catherine) Morales of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Alois (Bernadette) Gabriel of Colby, Mrs. Douglas (Beatrice) Rifleman of Edgar, Mrs. Sal E. (Dorothy) Zavala of Riverside, Calif. - and 17 grand children. One son, Hubert, two brothers and five sisters.

Pall bearers were John, David, Dennis, Howard, Charles and Donald Frane, all nephews. Flower girls were Ruth Ann, Carol Jean, Jeannette, Mary Jane and Waverlee Frane, all nieces. Sisters of St. Mary’s School sang with Sister Louise Ann at the organ.

Out-of-town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Stan Morales and family, Mrs. Marcia Zanala, Miss Dianne Zanala of Chicago, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kersten and family of Rosen, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Rifleman and son James, Mrs. Ben Gottschalk and daughter, Gail, Mrs. Marie Arps, Mrs. James Farley, Mrs. Fred Schmidt, Miss Margaret Frane of Milwaukee, Miss Corinore Kraus, Miss Mary Felker, Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Beyerl, Dr. and Mrs. Martin Jacobs, Miss M. M. Phillippi, Mrs. Therese Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Schommer of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Frane and family of Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Guleynski of Thorp, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Frane of Wittenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Frane and family, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Frane, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frane, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hiebsch of Curtiss, Leo J. Ohlert of Stevens Point, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gessl of Dorchester, Wis.

 

 


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