Obit: Kraus, Marlin E. (1927 - 2011)


Surnames: Ames, Babler, Couillard, Dick, Gerber, Janke, Kraus, Metz, Orth, Rindt, Schilling

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, April 7, 2011, online edition

Kraus, Marlin E. (September 9, 1927 - April 4, 2011)

Marlin E. Kraus, 83, Town of Maplehurst, died on Monday, April 4 at Gilman Care Center, where he had resided the past 1-1/2 years.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 7 at 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stetsonville, with Rev. James H. Babler officiating. Burial will be at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Stetsonville. Active pallbearers are Ryan Couillard, Luke and John Rindt, Ray Metz, Ray Orth and Jim Schilling. Honorary pallbearers are Jacob and Bradley Couillard.

Marlin Kraus was born on September 9, 1927 in the Town of Deer Creek to the late Joseph and Clara (Janke) Kraus. He attended Town of Deer Creek elementary schools.

On October 15, 1949 in Ogema, he married Glora Mae Ames, who survives. He owned and operated Marlin Kraus Milk Hauling business for many years until 1989. He also farmed in the Town of Deer Creek from 1950 until retirement.

He was a member of Spirit Lakes Improvement Association and served as treasurer for 10 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tractor pulling and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Donald (special friend Diana Gerber) of Battle Creek, Mich.; two daughters, Peggy (Ralph) Rindt of Lublin and Nancy Dick of Medford; a brother, Ronald (Esther) of Stetsonville; three grandchildren, Shelby (Ryan) Couillard of Withee, Luke (LeAnn) Rindt of Thorp and John Rindt of Lublin; four step-grandchildren, Ashley, Heidi, Larry J. and Andrew; two great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters in infancy, Patty and Gail; and a brother, Gerald.

Online condolences may be made at

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.



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