Services for Oral Kraus, 71, Caldwell, who died Wednesday,
Dec. 14, will be conducted Satur-day at the Flahiff Funeral
Chapel in Caldwell, at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. Charles Chase,
United Methodist Church, Middleton.
Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial
of Devotion, Caldwell.
Mr. Kraus was born July 14, 1912, at Alta Vista,
Kan., where he was reared and educated.
In 1930 he moved to Grand View and ranched for 11
years. In 1941
he went to work for the Morrison-Knudsen Co, and was
stationed on Wake Island in
the Pacific. He
became a prisoner of war during World War II and he spent 40
months in a prisoner of war camp.
After the war he
returned to Boise.
On Oct. 5, 1946, he married Dorothy RumoId in Winnemucca, Nev.
The couple made
their home in Caldwell.
He worked for the
State of Idaho in the highway division in maintenance
and worked for the State Highway Department for 12 years and
then entered the heavy construction work field as an
operator for several different construction companies.
Later he came back to Caldwell and started work
for J.R. Simplot Company. In
1969, he retired due to an industrial accident and failing
health. He was
involved in all areas of leather craft and also enjoyed
fishing. He was a
member of the United
Church, Middleton, the Middleton IOOF
Lodge, the Rebecca Lodge Pansy 37, Middleton, was a past
member of the B.P.O.E. 1448,
is survived by his wife of Caldwell; a brother, Leslie Kraus
of Alta Vista, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Lydia Reineke, Alta
Vista, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.
was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one
Memorials may be made to the United
Church in Middleton or to
the Home Furnishing Fund, IOOF Home,
North 14th Ave., Caldwell, Idaho, 83605.