Patricia A. Kraus

Patricia A. Kraus, age 70 of Pocahontas, IL, died Friday, May 13, 2016, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.

She was born on Sunday, January 13, 1946, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Ludwig O. and Laurine B. (nee Zobrist) Ulrich.

On Saturday, August 7, 1965, she married Duane A. Kraus. He passed away on Friday, September 14, 2012.

She was a member of Grantfork United Church of Christ. She was also a member of Grantfork UCC Women’s Guild, UFO’s Church Group, Adam and Eve Church Group. She was a former member of Bond County Home Extension and Highland Civic Women’s Club.

Patricia was born and grew up in Highland. She graduated from Highland High School in 1964. After she married in 1965, she lived east of Grantfork. She worked at Highland News Leader and the day her first daughter was born was the day she retired. After her children were in school, she had worked for Faith Countryside Home, SIU-E Provost Office, Highland Supply and Bruegge Furniture. She also worked as a church secretary for Grantfork United Church of Christ for over 30 years. In April of 2014, she moved to Highland Health Care Center. She was always a farmer’s wife. Her children and grandchildren were always very important to her. She loved “Tweety Bird”.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Lesa L. (David) Friedrich, Chicago, IL
Daughter – Donna L. (Daniel) Boeing, St. Rose, IL
Son – John J. (Christy) Kraus, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Dee Lynn Boeing, St. Rose, IL
Grandchild – Henry J. “Hank” Friedrich, Chicago, IL
Grandchild – Dominic D. Boeing, St. Rose, IL
Grandchild – Charlotte L. “Charlie” Friedrich, Chicago, IL
Sister – Pamela A. Lecerf, Nashville, TN
Niece – Aimee C. Lecerf, Nashville, TN

She was preceded in death by:
Husband – Duane A. Kraus (Died September 14, 2012)
Father – Ludwig O. Ulrich (Died September 20, 1997)
Mother – Laurine B. “Blondie” Ulrich (nee Zobrist) (Died July 6, 2001)

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Grantfork United Church of Christ in Grantfork, IL.

Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Grantfork United Church of Christ in Grantfork, IL., with Rev. Tim A. Darmour-Paul, officiating.

Interment will be at Grantfork U.C.C. Cemetery in Grantfork, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grantfork United Church of Christ.