Fred J. Kraus, age 82 of Palos Heights. Proud U.S. Army Veteran.
Beloved Husband of the Late Marlyn C. Kraus nee Miller.
Loving Father of Keith (Linda), Ken, Craig (Yuko), & Karyn (Jim) Rohder.
Grandfather of Amelia & Dimitri Kraus, Lily & Louie Kraus, and Coltin, Carson & Megan Rohder.
Brother of Carolyn ( Al ) Sigmund.
Loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and son. Family meant everything. Married to Schurz high-school sweetheart and best friend, Marlyn for 57 years. A proud graduate of the University of Illinois in Food Science, Fred went on to have a long career at Continental Can Company/Crown Cork & Seal after time in the Service. Fred designed a house in the Westgate neighborhood of Palos Heights back when it was still fields. He enjoyed tinkering and fixing things. Fred will be greatly missed.
Visitation Friday, February 17th from 9:00 a.m. until time of chapel service 12:30 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.
Committal Service with Military Honors Friday 2:30 pm at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Palos Park Presbyterian Community Church 12312 S. 88th Ave. Palos Park, Illinois 60464 would be appreciated.