KRAUS, Marie Elizabeth (Kress) - At Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday, April 9, 2018, Mrs. Marie Elizabeth (Kress) Kraus of Listowel, in her 91st year.
Wife of the late John Kraus (2004).
Mother of Nancy and Jim Warren of Welland, Larry and Terri Kraus of R.R.1, Gowanstown.
Grandmother of Chris and Meagan Warren, Katie Warren and fiance Dennis Jones, Alex Kraus, and Lana Kraus. Great-grandmother of Hudson and Jax Warren.
Sister-in-law of Helen Kress of Kitchener, and Michael and Katherine Kraus of Germany, and remembered by her many nieces, nephews, and cousins in Kitchener, Germany, Switzerland, and Edmonton.
Predeceased by her parents Milton and Edna (Nuhn) Kress, and by her brothers, Howard, and Lorne, Roy and his wife Jean.
Marie was born in Wallace Township on June 12, 1927 to Milton and Edna (Nuhn) Kress. She was a great-granddaughter of Conrad Nuhn and Johannes Nickel, two of the twelve men to sign the register for a Lutheran Church in April of 1864. It was at this church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wallace Township, that Marie was baptized, confirmed, and married by Rev. R.B. Geelhaar. This was also the church where her children were baptized and confirmed, and the church where she was faithful and active member all of her life.
Marie and John were married on February 4, 1956. They enjoyed working together on their farm and in their business, 'Kraus Welding and Machine Shop'. Marie was blessed to enjoy many family gatherings, birthday parties, and anniversary celebrations in Canada, Germany, and Switzerland. She loved babysitting her grandchildren, and watching their soccer, hockey, and broomball games, and attending their graduations. She and John enjoyed their work, dancing, and many bus tours together.
Visitation will be held at the Eaton funeral home, Listowel, on Friday, April 13th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wallace Township, on Saturday, April 14th at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating. Spring interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.
Memorial donations to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wallace Township., or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.