Information for Oral Kraus

14 July, 1912 - 14 December, 1983

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

December, 1983
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Oral Kraus

    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 Gardens, Garden 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 Methodist Church, Middleton, the Middleton IOOF Lodge, the Rebecca Lodge Pansy 37, Middleton, was a past member of the B.P.O.E. 1448, Caldwell.
    He 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.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
    Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Middleton or to the Home Furnishing Fund, IOOF Home, North 14th Ave., Caldwell, Idaho, 83605.


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